lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 52 pi lipu Nasin Pona

天下有始以为天下母   All things have a beginning, which we can regard as their Mother.
既知其母以复其子   Knowing the mother, we can know its children.
既知其子复守其母   Knowing the children, yet still cleaving to the mother
没其不殆   You can die without pain.
塞其兑   Stop up the holes
闭其门   Shut the doors,
终身不勤   You can finish your life without anxiety.
开其兑   Open the doors,
济其事   Increase your involvements,
终身不救   In the end you can’t be helped.
见小曰明   Seeing the subtle is called illumination.
守柔曰强   Keeping flexible is called strength.
用其光复归其明   Use the illumination, but return to the light.
无遗身殃   Don’t bring harm to yourself.
是为习常   This is called “practicing the eternal.”

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