lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 63 pi lipu Nasin Pona
|Do without “doing.”
|Get involved without manipulating.
|Taste without tasting.
|Make the great small,
|The many, few.
|Respond to anger with virtue.
|Deal with difficulties while they are still easy.
|Handle the great while it is still small.
|The difficult problems in life
|Always start off being simple.
|Great affairs always start off being small.
|Therefore the sage never deals with the great
|And is able to actualize his greatness.
|Now light words generate little belief,
|Much ease turns into much difficulty.
|Therefore the sage treats things as though they were difficult,
|And hence, never has difficulty.