lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 42 pi lipu Nasin Pona
|sewi Nasin li mama e wan. wan ni li mama e tu.
|The Way produces one, one produces two.
|tu ni li mama e mute. mute ni li mama e ilo ale.
|The two produce the three and the three produce all things.
|ilo ale li lawa tan kon sewi In li awen tan kon sewi An.
|All things submit to yin and embrace yang.
|They soften their energy to achieve harmony.
|People hate to think of themselves as “orphan,” “lowly,” and “unworthy”
|Yet the kings call themselves by these names.
|Some lose and yet gain,
|Others gain and yet lose.
|That which is taught by the people
|I also teach:
|“The forceful do not choose their place of death.”
|I regard this as the father of all teachings.