lipu Nasin la: kasi nanpa 12 pi lipu Nasin Pona

五色令人目盲 kule ale li pakala e lukin. The five colors blind our eyes.
五音令人耳聋 kalama ale li pakala e kute. The five tones deafen our ears.
五味令人口爽 namako ale li pakala e uta. The five flavors confuse our taste.
驰骋畋猎令人心发狂 tawa en alasa li pakala e lawa. Racing and hunting madden our minds.
难得之货令人行妨 ijo mani li pakala e pona jan. Possessing rare treasures brings about harmful behavior.
是以圣人为腹不为目 o pali tan insa, o pali ala tan lukin. Therefore the sage acts from his gut, and not from his eyes.
去彼取此 o weka e ona, o anu e ni. He lets go of that and chooses this.

kule ale li pakala e lukin. kalama ale li pakala e kute. namako ale li pakala e uta. tawa en alasa li pakala e lawa. ijo mani li pakala e pona jan.

o pali tan insa, o pali ala tan lukin. o weka e ona, o anu e ni.

Sitelen Sitelen Renderer by Olaf Janssen.

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