te vai rajah-prakrtayas
tamasa mudha-cetasah
satam vidvesam acerur
arad agata-mrtyavah
teall the asuric ministers; vaiindeed; rajah-prakrtayahsurcharged with the mode of passion; tamasaoverwhelmed by the mode of ignorance; mudha-cetasahfoolish persons; satamof saintly persons; vidvesampersecution; aceruhexecuted; arat agata-mrtya-vahimpending death having already overtaken them.
Surcharged with passion and ignorance and not knowing what was good or bad for them, the asuras, for whom impending death was waiting, began the persecution of the saintly persons.
As stated in Bhagavad-gita (2.13):
As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change. Irresponsible persons, surcharged with passion and ignorance, foolishly do things that are not to be done (nunam pramattah kurute vikarma [SB 5.5.4]). But one should know the results of irresponsible actions, as explained in the next verse.

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