lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 61 pi lipu Nasin Pona
|The great state should be like a river basin.
|The mixing place of the world,
|The feminine of the world.
|The feminine always overcomes the masculine by softness
|Because softness is lesser.
|Therefore if a large state serves a small state
|It will gain the small state.
|If a small state serves a large state
|It will gain the large state.
|Therefore some serve in order to gain
|And some gain despite their servitude.
|The large state wants nothing more
|Than to unite and feed its people.
|The small state wants nothing more
|Than to enter into the service of the right person.
|Thus both get what they want.
|Greatness lies in placing oneself below.