lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 42 pi lipu Nasin Pona

道生一一生二 sewi Nasin li mama e wan. wan ni li mama e tu. The Way produces one, one produces two.
二生三三生万物 tu ni li mama e mute. mute ni li mama e ilo ale. The two produce the three and the three produce all things.
万物负阴而抱阳 ilo ale li lawa tan kon sewi In li awen tan kon sewi An. All things submit to yin and embrace yang.
冲气以为和   They soften their energy to achieve harmony.
人之所恶唯孤不谷   People hate to think of themselves as “orphan,” “lowly,” and “unworthy”
而王公以为称   Yet the kings call themselves by these names.
物或损之而益   Some lose and yet gain,
或益之而损   Others gain and yet lose.
人之所教   That which is taught by the people
我亦教之   I also teach:
强梁者不得其死   “The forceful do not choose their place of death.”
吾将以为教父   I regard this as the father of all teachings.

Sitelen Sitelen Renderer by Olaf Janssen.

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