lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 66 pi lipu Nasin Pona
|The reason the river and sea can be regarded as
|The rulers of all the valley streams
|Is because of their being below them.
|Therefore they can be their rulers.
|So if you want to be over people
|You must speak humbly to them.
|If you want to lead them
|You must place yourself behind them.
|Thus the sage is positioned above
|And the people do not feel oppressed.
|He is in front and they feel nothing wrong.
|Therefore they like to push him front and never resent him.
|Since he does not contend
|No one can contend with him.