lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 75 pi lipu Nasin Pona
|The reason people starve
|Is because their rulers tax them excessively.
|[Therefore they starve.]
|They are difficult to govern
|Because their rulers have their own [selfish] ends in mind.
|[Therefore they are difficult to govern.]
|The reason people take death lightly
|Is because they want life to be rich.
|Therefore they take death lightly.
|It is only by not living for your own ends
|That you can go beyond valuing life.