Kabir: Songs of a weaver-11

He wove the sheet

So fine, so fine,

What was the wrap?

What was the weft?

What was the thread

With which he wove the sheet?

Eda and pingla,

The warp, the weft

Sushumna the thread

With which he wove the sheet.

He spins the eight petalled lotus ,

As his spinning wheel,

With five elements

And three great qualities

He weaves the sheet.

He weaves the sheet through 10 months

Inner in a mothers womb,

Beating in the weft,

Testing and checking

Every strand,

He weaves the sheet

Saints and humans.

Wrap themselves in his sheet,

But the wrapping soils the sheet

So fine, So fine.

His servant Kabir

Wraps himself in the sheet

With effort and care,

He keeps it spotlessly clean,

this sheet, so fine,, So fine

Kabir Vachanavali,

Refrain: jhini jhini bini chadariya.

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