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The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Strategies for Managing Your Business and Your Life

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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.

About the Author

Michael Roach is a fully ordained Buddhist monk who received his geshe (master of Buddhism) degree from Sera Mey Tibetan Monastery after twenty-two years of study. A teacher of Buddhism since 1981, he is also a scholar of Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Russian, and has translated numerous works. Geshe Michael received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and worked in New York City as a director of a large diamond firm for many years. He founded and directs the Asian Classics Institute, as well as the Asian Classics Input Project, and has been active in the restoration of Sera Mey Monastery. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385497909
Subtitle:
The Buddha on Strategies for Managing Your Business and Your Life
Author:
Roach, Michael
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Business Life - Inspirational
Subject:
History
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Philosophy, buddhist
Subject:
Lamas
Subject:
Tripiòtaka
Subject:
Diamond cutting industry
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
104566, vol. 39
Publication Date:
February 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.52x5.96x.86 in. .96 lbs.

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