The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your LifePaperback
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- Publisher: Doubleday & Co Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 278 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 202mm x 18mm | 281g
- Publication date: 1 September 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 038552868X
- ISBN 13: 9780385528689
- Edition statement: Revised, Updated ed.
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 8,694
The now classic work on Buddhism and business from the foremost American teacher of Tibetan Buddhism-- reissued in a tenth anniversary edition with compelling case studies that showcase its principles in action around the globe. With a unique combination of ancient and contemporary wisdom from Tibetan Buddhism, THE DIAMOND CUTTER presents readers with empowering strategies for success in their personal and professional lives. The book is presented in three layers. The first is a translation of The Diamond Sutra, an ancient text of conversations between the Buddha and his close disciple, Subhuti. The second contains quotes from some of the best commentaries in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. And the third layer, the main text, is the practical application of Buddhist philosophies to the world of business, based upon Geshe Michael Roach's seventeen-years of experience as an employee of the Andin International Diamond Corporation, a company that grew during his tenure from four employees to a world leader in the jewelry industry. Roach's easy style and spiritual understanding make THE DIAMOND CUTTER an invaluable source of timeless wisdom for those familiar or unfamiliar with Tibetan Buddhism. His focus on practical personal and business applications has resonated with and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals the world over since its original publication.
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GESHE MICHAEL ROACH has been a teacher of Buddhism since 1981 and also worked as a director of a large diamond company. He founded and directs the Asian Classics Institute and the Asian Classics Input Project.
"Here is wise advice and counsel on an ethical and prosperous way of being in the workday world based on Tibetan Buddhist principles." --"Spirituality and Health "magazine