lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 76 pi lipu Nasin Pona
|jan li kama lon la, sijelo ona li kon li suwi.
|When people are born they are gentle and soft.
|jan li kama moli la, sijelo ona li kiwen li palisa.
|At death they are hard and stiff.
|kasi li kama suli la, ona li kon li suwi.
|When plants are alive they are soft and delicate.
|kasi li kama moli la, ona li kama lili li kama jo ala e telo.
|When they die, they wither and dry up.
|Therefore the hard and stiff are followers of death.
|The gentle and soft are the followers of life.
|Thus, if you are aggressive and stiff, you won’t win.
|When a tree is hard enough, it is cut. Therefore
|ona kiwen e ona suli li anpa.
|The hard and big are lesser,
|ona kon e ona suwi li wawa.
|The gentle and soft are greater.