texts in this book have been created after studying the translations
by James Legge and Richard Wilhelm.
I am aware that short, concise texts have their drawbacks. Clarity
gained often means loss of subtle distinctions, which may result
in oversimplification. Therefore, it should be recommended not to
trust these texts blindly.
The reader should test them against own experience and insight and,
for a complete picture, should also read other versions, for instance
those by Legge and Wilhelm.
It will be obvious that attitude, decisions and acts always remain
the reader's own responsibility.
Jacques van der Logt