lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 55 pi lipu Nasin Pona
|ona pi wawa pona…
|One who remains rich in virtuous power
|li sama e jan lili sin.
|Is like a newborn baby.
|Bees, scorpions and venomous snakes do not bite it,
|The wild beasts do not attack it,
|Birds of prey do not sink their claws into it.
|Though its [the infant’s] bones are weak
|And muscles soft,
|Its grip is strong.
|ona li mije li meli li tonsi la, jan li sona ala.
|Without knowing of the blending of male and female
|taso ona li ken pali ale.
|S/he is a perfect production,
|The ultimate in vitality.
|S/he cries all day without getting hoarse.
|S/he is the ultimate in harmony.
|Understanding harmony is called the Constant.
|Knowing the Constant is called illumination.
|Nourishing life is called blessing.
|Having control of your breath is called strength.
|After things blossom they decay, and
|This is called the non-Way.
|The non-Way expires quickly.