Chadariya jheeni re jheeni
chadariya jheeni re jheeni, raam naam ras bheeni;
The fabric (body) is subtle, very subtle, indeed; it is woven with the essence of God’s name;
asht kamal ka charkha banaya, panch tatwa ki pooni;
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 keeni.
It took nine months (ten lunar months) for its weaving, and foolish people defile it;
jab mori chadar ban ghar ai, rangrez ko deeni;
Once the fabric was made and brought home, it was given to the dyer (guru) for colouring;
aisa rang ranga rangrez ne, lalo laal kar deeni.
The dyer coloured it with such skill that it became brilliantly red (illumined);
chadar ode sanka mat kariye, ye do din tumko deeni;
As you wear this fabric, do not have doubts; it is a gift to you for two days only;
murakh log bhed nahi jaane, din din maili keeni.
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 keeni;
Dhruv, Prahalad, Sudama and Shukdev wore this fabric and purified it;
das kabir ne aisi odhi, jyon ki tyon dhari deeni.
The servant Kabir wore it in such a way, that he returned it in the condition in which he received it.