Pauri 16 had stated:
ਜੇ ਕੋ ਕਹੈ ਕਰੈ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥ ਕਰਤੇ ਕੈ ਕਰਣੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਸੁਮਾਰੁ ॥
Someone who tries to describe or contemplate, would find that it is not possible to count or measure what the Creator does.
Similarly in Pauris 17 to 19 had mentioned the countless phenomena in the universe. Pauris 24 to 26 elaborate on them. Pauri 24 describes the infinite nature of the Creator’s virtues, the phenomena and the number of people who try to understand all this:
ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਸਿਫਤੀ ਕਹਣਿ ਨ ਅੰਤੁ ॥ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਕਰਣੈ ਦੇਣਿ ਨ ਅੰਤੁ ॥ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਵੇਖਣਿ ਸੁਣਣਿ ਨ ਅੰਤੁ ॥
Divine virtues are infinite and there is no end to those who praise them;
There are no limits to the creation and the benedictions provided therein;
There is no end to people watching and listening to Divine virtues.
A question is often asked as to why the Creator chose to create all that exists. Guru Nanak says no one knows what the Creator had in mind.
ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਪੈ ਕਿਆ ਮਨਿ ਮੰਤੁ ॥ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਪੈ ਕੀਤਾ ਆਕਾਰੁ ॥
ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਪੈ ਪਾਰਾਵਾਰੁ ॥
It is not possible to fathom what the Creator had in mind while creating the universe;
The creation has no limits and no boundaries.
A similar statement was made in Pauri 2 thus:
Hukmi hovan aakaar Hukam na kahiaa jaaee.
All creation is by Hukam, the Creator’s command;
But no one knows about the Hukam.
Continuing with Pauri 24:
ਅੰਤ ਕਾਰਣਿ ਕੇਤੇ ਬਿਲਲਾਹਿ ॥ ਤਾ ਕੇ ਅੰਤ ਨ ਪਾਏ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
ਏਹੁ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਬਹੁਤਾ ਕਹੀਐ ਬਹੁਤਾ ਹੋਇ ॥
ਵਡਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਊਚਾ ਥਾਉ ॥ ਊਚੇ ਉਪਰਿ ਊਚਾ ਨਾਉ ॥
ਏਵਡੁ ਊਚਾ ਹੋਵੈ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਤਿਸੁ ਊਚੇ ਕਉ ਜਾਣੈ ਸੋਇ ॥
Countless people are restless to know the expanse of the universe;
But they cannot find any boundaries.
No one can know these limits;
The more they say they find still more to be said;
The great Master’s abode is beyond reach;
Still more unfathomable are the IT's virtues;
One has to be as great to know the great Master.
ਜੇਵਡੁ ਆਪਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਆਪਿ ਆਪਿ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਦਰੀ ਕਰਮੀ ਦਾਤਿ ॥੨੪॥
The Master alone knows how great IT is;
The benediction of this knowledge is received through Divine grace. 24.