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Chadariya jhini re jhini

chadariya jhini re jhini, ram nam ras bhini;

The fabric (body) is subtle, very subtle, indeed; it is woven with the essence of God’s name;

ast kamal ka charkha banaya, panch tatwa ki puni;

The eight lotuses (chakras) made the spinning wheel which spun the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether) to make the fabric;

nau das mas bunan ko lage, murakh maili kini.

It took nine months (ten lunar months) for its weaving, and foolish people defile it;

jab mori chadar ban ghar ai, rangarej ko dini;

Once the fabric was made and brought home, it was given to the dyer (guru) for colouring;

aisa rang ranga rangrej ne, lalo lal kar dini.

The dyer coloured it with such skill that it became brilliantly red (illumined);

chadar audr sanka mat kariye, ye do din tumko dini;

As you wear this fabric, do not have doubts; it is a gift to you for two days only;

murakh log bhed nahi jane, din din maili kini.

Foolish people do not know the secret of this fabric, and day after day they pollute it;

dhruv prahalad sudama ne odhi, shukdev ne nirmal kini;

Dhruv, Prahalad, Sudama and Shukdev wore this fabric and purified it;

das kabir ne aisi odhi, jyon ki tyon dhari dini.

The servant Kabir wore it in such a way, that he returned it in the condition in which he received it.

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