lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 54 pi lipu Nasin Pona

善建不拔   The well-established cannot be uprooted.
善抱者不脱   The well-grasped does not slip away.
子孙以祭祀不辍   Generation after generation carries out the ancestor worship without break.
修之于身其德乃真   Cultivate it in yourself and virtue will be real.
修之于家其德乃馀   Cultivate it in the family and virtue will overflow.
修之于乡其德乃长   Cultivate it in the town and virtue will be great.
修之于国其德乃丰   Cultivate it in the country and virtue will abundant.
修之于天下其德乃普   Cultivate it in the world and virtue will be everywhere.
故以身观身   Therefore, take yourself and observe yourself.
以家观家   Take the family and observe the family.
以乡观乡   Take the town and observe the town.
以国观国   Take the country and observe the country.
以天下观天下   Take the world and observe the world.
吾何以知天下然哉 seme la, mi sona e ijo ale? How do I know the world as it is?
以此 tan ni. By this.

Sitelen Sitelen Renderer by Olaf Janssen.

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