lipu Nasin la: kasi nanpa 10 pi lipu Nasin Pona

载营块抱一 o pona e insa, o awen e wan. Pacifying the agitated material soul and holding to oneness:
能无离乎 o tu ala la: ken ala ken? Are you able to avoid separation?
专气致柔 o pali e kon, sama suwi. Focusing your energy on the release of tension:
能婴儿乎 o sama e jan lili sin la: ken ala ken? Can you be like an infant?
涤除玄览 o weka e nasa sona. In purifying your insight:
能无疲乎 o ike ala la: ken ala ken? Can you un-obstruct it?
爱民治国 o olin e jan, o lawa e kulupu. Loving the people and ruling the state:
能无知乎 o pali ala la: ken ala ken? Can you avoid over-manipulation?
天门开阖 o open, o pini e lupa sewi. In opening and closing the gate of Heaven:
能为雌乎 o mama la: ken ala ken? Can you be the female?
明白四达 o suno e ma ale. In illuminating the whole universe:
能无知乎 o sona ala la: ken ala ken? Can you be free of rationality?
生之畜之 o mama e ona. Give birth to it and nourish it.
生而不有 o mama, o jo ala. Produce it but don’t possess it.
为而不侍 o pali, o wile ala. Act without expectation.
长而不宰 o mute, o moli ala. Excel, but don’t take charge.
是谓玄德 nimi ni li pona Nasa. This is called Mysterious Virtue.

o pona e insa, o awen e wan. o tu ala la ken ala ken? o pali e kon, sama suwi. o sama e jan lili la ken ala ken? o weka e nasa sona. o ike ala la ken ala ken? o olin e jan, o lawa e kulupu. o pali ala la ken ala ken? o open, o pini e lupa sewi. o mama la ken ala ken? o suno e ma ale. o sona ala la ken ala ken? o mama e ona. o mama, o jo ala. o pali, o wile ala. o mute, o moli ala.

nimi ni li pona nasa.

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