lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 72 pi lipu Nasin Pona

民不畏威   When the people do not fear your might
则大威至   Then your might has truly become great.
无狎其所居   Don’t interfere with their household affairs.
无厌其所生   Don’t oppress their livelihood.
夫唯不厌是以不厌   If you don’t oppress them they won’t feel oppressed.
是以圣人自知   Thus the sage understands herself
不自见   But does not show herself.
自爱   Loves herself
不自贵   But does not prize herself.
故去彼   Therefore she lets go of that
取此   And takes this.

Sitelen Sitelen Renderer by Olaf Janssen.

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