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In some sections, demons refers to the 5 (kaam, krodh, lob, moh, hankaar). In others, it refers to those who have forgotten Naam, left the path of God. “Manmukh Andhe Fire Betale, The blind self-willed manmukhs wander around like demons…” (117) “Navu bhula jag firae betalia, Having forgotten the Name, the world is roaming around like a wild demon.” 149 and “Jin andar pairt nahi har keri se kichrak verian manmukh betale, Those who do not have the Love of the Lord within their hearts- how long can those demonic, self-willed manmukhs be consoled?” (305), “Those who search for this treasure outside of the body, in other places, are foolish demons” (309), “Those who do not serve the Truest of the True- those self-willed manmukhs are foolish demons” (311). I don’t know if you read Punjabi, but the Punjabi explanation on igurbani for this passage (click display on the right and then SGGS Darpan) explains that the demon is those who turn away from Naam. Gurbani itself usually has the answer if you search within it, but I find the Punjabi translations can also be helpful if the English ones weren’t sufficient. If we use Gurbani itself to understand Gurbani we aren't using our own "mat" we are using Gurmat, that way its not just opinion or what we think is meant.