With a unique combination of ancient and contemporary wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, The Diamond Cutter presents readers with empowering strategies for success in their work and personal lives.
Geshe Michael Roach, one of the great teachers today of Tibetan Buddhism, has richly woven The Diamond Cutter in three layers. The first is a translation of selections from the Diamond Sutra itself, an ancient text comprised of conversations between the Buddha and his close disciple Subhuti. Considered a central work by Buddhists throughout the world, the Diamond Sutra has been the focus of much interpretation over the centuries. In the second layer, Geshe Michael quotes from some of the best commentaries of the Tibetan tradition. In the main text, the third layer, he uses both sutra and commentary as a jumping-off point for presenting his own teaching.
Geshe Michael gives fresh insight into ancient wisdom by using examples from his own experience as one of the founders of the Andin International Diamond Corporation, which was started with capital of fifty thousand dollars and which today has annual sales in excess of one hundred million dollars. Much of the success of Andin has come from applying the business strategies presented in The Diamond Cutter. Geshe Michael's easy style and spiritual understanding make this work of timeless wisdom an invaluable source for those already familiar with, and those unfamiliar with, Tibetan Buddhism.
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The Diamond Cutter
Where the Wisdom Comes From
In the ancient language of India, this teaching is called the Arya Vajra Chedaka Nama Prajnya Paramita Mahayana Sutra.
In the language of Tibet, it is called the Pakpa Sherab Kyi Paroltu Chinpa Dorje Chupa Shejawa Tekpa Chenpoy Do.
In the English language, it is called The Diamond Cutter, a High Ancient Book from the Way of Compassion, a Book which Teaches Perfect Wisdom. =
What makes this business book different from any other you have ever read? It’s the source of what we have to say here: an ancient book of Buddhist wisdom called The Diamond Cutter. And the lines above are how the book starts out.
Hidden in The Diamond Cutter is the ancient wisdom that we used to help make Andin International a company with sales of over $100 million per year. It’s good to know a little about this important book at the beginning, to recognize the role it has played throughout the history of the Eastern half of our world.
The Diamond Cutter is the oldest dated book in the world that was printed, rather than being written out by hand. The British Museum holds a copy that is dated a.d. 868, or about 600 years before the Gutenberg Bible was produced.
The Diamond Cutter is a written record of a teaching given by the Buddha over 2,500 years ago. In the beginning, it was passed down by word of mouth, and then–as writing first developed–it was inscribed onto long palm leaves. These were durable fronds of palm on which the words of the book were first scratched, using a needle. Then charcoal dust was rubbed into the scratches left by the needle. Books that were made this way are still to be found in southern Asia, and rem...