Jhini Jhini Bini Chadariya - Shabad by Kabir Sahib

Name of Shabad: Jhini Jhini Bini Chadariya
Author & Lyrics: Kabir Sahib (Varanasi, India), 15th Century Poet
Language: Hindi
Genre: Spiritual

Meaning of Jhini Jhini Bini Chadariya

झीनी झीनी बीनी चदरिया

काहे का ताना काहे की भरनी।God Kabir
कौन तार से बीनी चदरिया॥

इदा पिङ्गला ताना भरनी।
सुषुम्ना तार से बीनी चदरिया॥

आठ कँवल दल चरखा डोलै।
पाँच तत्त्व, गुन तीनी चदरिया॥

साईं को सियत मास दस लागे।
ठोक ठोक के बीनी चदरिया॥

सो चादर सुर नर मुनि ओढी।
ओढि के मैली कीनी चदरिया॥

दास कबीर जतन करि ओढी।
ज्यों कीं त्यों धर दीनी चदरिया॥

In this shabad Jhini Jhini Bini Chadariya, the word 'chadariya' or 'sheet of cloth' symbolises the 'human body' which takes 8-9 months to form in a mother's womb. It is made up of 5 elements and has 8 chakras or lotuses. It also has the doors through which a soul travels at the time of death, i.e. ida and pingla dwars or doors Finally it is the sushmana door through which the soul has to to pass to exit this universe which is only possible once a Guru grants satnam and sarnam. 

The final lines of this prose say that whosoever acquired this body of 5 elements contaminated it but God Kabir left it as it is without any adulteration. It has a very deep meaning signifying that only God Kabir was a complete saint who dwelled in this body in such a way that he left it in pristine state (i.e. without any vices affecting it)