Guru Arjan Sahib describes that although there is no limit to the virtues of IkOankar (the Divine), the devotees still sing praises by realizing IkOankar as ever-present and thus find honor here and hereafter. Corresponding to the fifteen-day lunar calendar and each pauri (stanza) correlates to each day formed by the waxing and waning of the moon. The sixth pauri depicts those who take the shelter of IkOankar; their ego and attachment to the transient objects and relationships vanish, and their wandering stops; their minds and bodies bloom forever.
khaṭ sāstra ūcau kahahi   antu na pārāvār.
bhagat sohahi guṇ gāvate   nānak prabh kai duār.6.
-Guru Granth Sahib 297-298
Literal Translation
Interpretive Transcreation
Poetical Dimension
In the sixth salok (couplet), Guru Arjan says, the six philosophical schools say Prabhu is the highest and has neither end nor limit. The devotees look beautiful, singing virtues at the door of Prabhu. The existing paradigms in the six Hindu philosophical schools say Prabhu is the highest. Prabhu is a name of IkOankar (One Universal Integrative Force, 1Force, the One) that invokes the royal and godlike nature of the One, whose nature is to fulfill a particular role of goodness and compassion. But these philosophical schools cannot figure out anything other than how to engage in philosophical debates, stuck in intellectualizing. In contrast, the devotees are singing the virtues at the door of Prabhu. They are engaging in the opposite way of being, uninterested in scriptural and philosophical debates, and instead focused on experiencing the Divine, witnessing the court of the Divine. These are the ones who are beautiful. It is not that they have figured out exactly the end and limit of the One, but they are not concerned with these questions. They are engaged in witnessing. It is not their game to figure things out because the ones who have made figuring it out their game have yet to experience this. Those who are not worried about the intricacies of philosophical debates sing of the One, which makes them happy.