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.

Author: Geshe Michael Roach

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0385530641

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 651

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.

Sunlight on the Path to Freedom

" This is the first translation of this crucial explanation ever undertaken into English; it includes a wonderful summary on the idea of emptiness, and how this can be used in real life.

Author: Drakpa Shedrup

Publisher: Diamond Cutter Press

ISBN: 9781937114091

Category: Philosophy

Page: 508

View: 491

The Diamond Cutter Sutra is one of the most famous Buddhist books of all time; it was taught by the Buddha 25 centuries ago, and then spread throughout India, China, Tibet, Japan, and many other countries. The Chinese edition seen here is the oldest printed book in the world with a date inside.The sutra focuses on the concept of emptiness, which is a key to success and happiness in the modern world, if we get a good explanation of how to apply it at work and at home. Emptiness has been widely misunderstood though, throughout history--and there are very few clear explanations of the Diamond Cutter. Perhaps the best ever written is Sunlight on the Path to Freedom, by Choney Lama Drakpa Shedrup, a Tibetan sage who lived 1675-1748.Our first complete woodblock manuscript for this masterpiece was discovered in the Oriental Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences by staff of the Asian Classics Input Project. The translation is the first ever undertaken into English of this crucial text, and includes a wonderful summary on the idea of emptiness, and how this can be used in real life.

The Diamond Cutter Sutra

Khenpo Sodargye translates and provides commentary on the Diamond Cutter Sutra, the oldest printed book in China, shedding light on the Buddha’s teachings on how to destroy attachment without being led astray; the author is a household ...

Author: Khenpo Sodargye

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 161429609X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 118

Khenpo Sodargye translates and provides commentary on the Diamond Cutter Sutra, the oldest printed book in China, shedding light on the Buddha’s teachings on how to destroy attachment without being led astray; the author is a household name in China and his books and CDs sell in the millions in China. In the profound teachings of the Diamond Cutter Sutra, the Buddha offers a view of the world that deconstructs our normal categories of experience to show us that what we think are real entities in the world are actually our conceptualizations. The Buddha teaches us to cut our attachment to all phenomena and to the “I,” which are empty of inherent existence, and in so doing, cut the root cause of our suffering. Yet without wise guidance we may think that because all phenomena are empty there is no need to be attached to virtue, and thus we fall into the worst trap of all—an attachment to emptiness. How do we destroy our attachment without being led astray? With this question in mind, Dzogchen Master Khenpo Sodargye provides sparkling commentary on the Diamond Cutter Sutra so that we understand its actual meaning, thus preparing us to understand the view of the Great Perfection and Mahamudra. Before recognizing the nature of the mind, we learn we must hold on to things that are virtuous and right. Like a boat, these can help us cross a river; until we reach the other shore, it makes no sense to give them up.

The Diamond Cutter

The story focuses on the lives and circumstances of four friends growing up in western Montana and how their friendships and lives evolve in vastly diverse ways as they approach adulthood.

Author: Van Blakely

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781724167484

Category:

Page: 135

View: 721

"The beauty of Big Sky Country is baked into every chapter." -Dr. Marianne Wells sees the full spectrum of human life pass through the doors of her Missoula ER: babies taking their first breaths and the elderly taking their last. Sandwiched in between are the traumas and diagnoses that shatter lives, and bring tears of joy. Her own life had been a patchwork of heartbreak and joy: shattered as a child, then put back together by the kindness of family and strangers, only to be shattered again by a sexual assault. A college football hero, Seamus McElroy, and a childhood girlfriend, Amanda Anderson, help Marianne rediscover her strength.As the decades pass, the friends work their way through a variety of difficult circumstances, and demonstrate that heroes don't have to have super powers and wear uniforms, capes or masks. They can be quietly caring and kind. As you read The Diamond Cutter, you may see yourself -- or you may want to see yourself -- in these characters as their stories progress to a refreshing and epic finale. The Diamond Cutter is a drama set in the late 1970s-early '80s, progressing into the 21st century. The story focuses on the lives and circumstances of four friends growing up in western Montana and how their friendships and lives evolve in vastly diverse ways as they approach adulthood. Most of the story takes place in and around the Montana cities of Missoula and Butte, in Seattle, and in Chile. The Montana backdrop offers spectacular sceneries and perspectives that are innately linked to the state's colorful past.

China Love You

It tells the story of how both of them came across the same ancient book from Asia--the Diamond Cutter Sutra--in their early years; used its wisdom to build two highly successful companies, one in New York and one in Beijing; and proved ...

Author: Michael Geshe Roach

Publisher: Diamond Cutter Press

ISBN: 9781937114114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 202

Competition is built into the American way of life. But is it the best way to live? When we perceive the world as a football game--as a competition to beat others so that we can be the best and biggest--is there a human cost that all of us pay? When the two biggest superpowers on earth engage in a trade war, does anybody win? China Love You is a book written by two prominent business people, one from America, and one from China. It tells the story of how both of them came across the same ancient book from Asia--the Diamond Cutter Sutra--in their early years; used its wisdom to build two highly successful companies, one in New York and one in Beijing; and proved that human beings can go beyond the concept of competition to reach a higher level of financial success and personal harmony.

The Diamond Makers

enhanced the beauty ( and value ) of their pebbles , and transformed human
perceptions of diamond . The shaping of a raw diamond into a pleasing
geometric form represents a painstaking and nerve - racking process . The
diamond cutter ...

Author: Robert M. Hazen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521654746

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 402

A compelling narrative relating the dramatic history of diamond making.

The Diamond Collection

DIAMOND DUST Sandra Castle Diamond dust: delightfully dazzled, danced then
gently dispersed in the brightly lit room. Florana flirted here and ... As dusk
gathered, the diamond cutter began to pack up his work for the day. The little one
had ...

Author: Words in Edgeways

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291355618

Category:

Page:

View: 238


Teachings from the Medicine Buddha Retreat

[Rinpoche continues the oral transmission of The Diamond-Cutter Sutra.] Benefits
of the Diamond-Cutter Sutra Buddha Shakyamuni told his disciple, Subhuti, of
another unimaginable benefit of The Diamond-Cutter Sutra. “Every day, in the ...

Author: Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

ISBN: 1891868381

Category: Religion

Page: 414

View: 546

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings during a Medicine Buddha retreat held at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California, from October 26 to November 17, 2001. Edited by Ailsa Cameron, this book covers an amazing range of topics. From a review in BuddhaDharma magazine: Teachings From the Medicine Buddha Retreat is a nearly complete record of the teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche during a twenty-five day Medicine Buddha retreat in the fall of 2001. The sections are short, on topics such as making offerings to the buddhas and the nature of mind. The retreat was held less than two months after the 9/11 attacks, and Lama Zopa's teachings are full of references to terrorism, war, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The book is not meant as a coherent presentation on any particular topic; however, one is rewarded by just opening it and reading anywhere. Lama Zopa is a clear and effective teacher, and his stories are endlessly entertaining and inspiring. This book is made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings freely available in so many ways, including in our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed and electronic books. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Please help us increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting our website. Thank you so much, and please enjoy this ebook.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra: Translated Text and Commentary HE TITLE Vajrachedika
literally means “diamond cutter” or, in Buddhist usage, “sharp like a diamond,
which cuts away all unnecessary conceptualization and brings one to the farther
 ...

Author: Mu Soeng

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861718291

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 732

In this brilliant new translation and commentary on The Diamond Sutra--one of the sublime wisdom teachings of Mahayana Buddhism--Mu Soeng integrates this ancient wisdom teaching with current scientific and psychological thought. His clear and readable commentary traces the connections between these teachings and contemporary theories of quantum reality, explores the sutra within the framework of Buddhist meditation practices, and provides a comprehensive historical survey of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Mu Soeng's goal throughout is to reveal the inspiration and wisdom of The Diamond Sutra to today's reader in an accessible, engaging, and modern manner.

The Karma of Love

This is a relationship book unlike any one you've ever seen.

Author: Michael Roach

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781937114060

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 588

View: 727

This is a relationship book unlike any one you've ever seen. An American monk who spent 25 years in Tibetan monasteries shares ancient secrets on how to find a partner, keep them, and achieve lasting happiness together. The book consists of answers to 100 questions asked by audiences all over the world during decades of his teachings on the Karma of Love. What's the karma to get my husband to hug me? To get my wife interested in sex again? Can I use karma to stop my girlfriend from texting other guys? Is it possible for physical intimacy to be spiritual? How can we use our relationship to help the world? The answers to the 100 questions are drawn from the teachings of The Diamond Cutter, which is the oldest dated printed book in the world. Michael Roach, the first American in history to receive the coveted Tibetan title of Geshe, or Master of Buddhism, applies the world-changing ideas of his international bestselling personal success book—also called The Diamond Cutter—to every aspect of our relationship: trust, communication, addictions, fun, in-laws, sex, peace, self-esteem, and many others.

How Yoga Works

The secrets of how yoga works to make us truly whole are revealed here in a delightful story based on how these precious teachings reached Tibet form their home in India, over a thousand years ago.

Author: Geshe Michael Roach

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780976546900

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 406

View: 797

The secrets of how yoga works to make us truly whole are revealed here in a delightful story based on how these precious teachings reached Tibet form their home in India, over a thousand years ago.

The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui neng

The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century CE, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and is the oldest existing printed book in the world.

Author:

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834826097

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 154

The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century CE, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and is the oldest existing printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teachings are said to be like diamonds that cut away all dualistic thought, releasing one from the attachment to objects and bringing one to the further shore of enlightenment. The format of this important sutra is presented as a conversation between the Buddha and one of his disciples. The Sutra of Hui-neng, also known as the Platform Sutra, contains the autobiography of a pivotal figure in Zen history and some of the most profound passages of Zen literature. Hui-neng (638–713) was the sixth patriarch of Zen in China, but is often regarded as the true father of the Zen tradition. He was a poor, illiterate woodcutter who is said to have attained enlightenment upon hearing a recitation of the Diamond Sutra. Together, these two scriptures present the central teaching of the Zen Buddhist tradition and are essential reading for all students of Buddhism.

Streams in the Desert for Kids

The king sent it to an expert diamond cutter in Amsterdam. The diamond cutter
first cut a small notch in the top of the diamond. Then he struck it hard with
hammer and it split into two pieces. Had he ruined it? Not at all. The diamond
cutter had ...

Author: L. B. E. Cowman

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310876761

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 512

View: 849

Life isn’t easy just because you’re a kid. Maybe you know how tough it can be. Bad things sometimes happen that make you feel sad, afraid, lonely, or confused. In those times, you often need encouragement, wise advice, or help trusting in God in order to feel better. Streams in the Desert for Kids is a year-long book of devotions to help you when things seem hard. It is based on a famous book written many years ago—but this book is for today, for you. It has great stories, sports info, cool scientific facts, and timeless wisdom. Best of all, it draws on scripture from the NIV translation to share all the amazing insights into God’s Word from the classic Streams in the Desert in ways you can relate to, and it helps you apply those insights to your life.

The Practical Magazine

But it is not muscular strength only that the diamond cutter needs ; he wants a
vision keen enough to seize upon the slightest indications , the form , the colour ,
the meaning of every portion of the stone which is confided to him for cutting , for
it ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Industrial arts

Page:

View: 288


The North British Review

History of the Greut Mogul Diamond . 207 have been got from it , and it would
have remained when cut much heavier ; whereas it has been all ground away . It
was cut by the Sieur Hortensio Borgis , a Venetian diamond cutter , who was very
ill ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English literature

Page:

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Cassell s Magazine

These were clearly not everyday diamonds. From the cutter the stone passes to
the polisher, who has to polish sixty-four facets on it all of equal size, until the
diamond has the proper brilliancy. Each polisher stands before his skive, which, ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Short stories, English

Page:

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The Encyclop dic Dictionary

Fragments of diamonds which are too small for jewelry . diamond - cutter , s . One
whose trade is to cut diamonds . Diamond - cutter ' s com pass : Diamond -
cutting : An instrument used to measure the inclination of the sides of jewels .

Author: Robert Hunter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 933


Precious Stones and Gems

341 Doublet 193 Drills, Diamond-mounted 140 Dry diggings for Cape Diamonds
79, 80 Drytzehen, Diamond cutter 20 Dudley ... 81 Fourcroy on the Diamond
France, Sapphires of Gan1 Coulour, D1amonds of Garnet Gassioton the
Diamond .

Author: Edwin William Streeter

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 643


Faceting History Cutting Diamonds and Colored Stones

Of course, the tang has a diamond attached on the bottom of its left side leg, held
there in a solder type of dop. Figure 3-7 shows a diamond faceter in a 1730
workroom using what is often referred to as a diamond-cutter's wheel or mill.

Author: Glenn Klein

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333916

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 462

The author of, "FACETING HISTORY: CUTTING DIAMONDS AND COLORED STONES" has for a long time had a deep interest in learning how the early faceters (cutters) of diamonds and colored gemstones were able to complete their work. What methods did they use? What equipment did they have to make success possible? How soon did they discover how to complete the many phases necessary to accomplish their work? How did the equipment and methods differ between fashioning diamonds and faceting colored stones? These are just a few of the questions that the author wanted to find the answers for. In looking for answers to these and other questions, the author found that there were bits and pieces of information available in many previous books, but there was not a good book available that would answer most of his questions. Upon hearing the author ́s remarks about this fact, one of the librarians at the wonderful library located at the Gemological Institute of America ́s Carlsbad campus said that if such a book was not available, "maybe you should write the book!" Well, the author had been thinking of doing just that, but the remark caused the author to see the light and agree to get started on the project. Little did he know then that the project would require many months of eight hour days over seven day weeks to get the book completed. He decided to write a book that would answer these and other related questions that he had. The thought also occurred to him that such a book would be a valuable volume to be placed in libraries of individual faceters around the world. He realized that such a book would also be of great value to anyone who works behind a Jewelry store counter. A successful sales person is one who is knowledgeable about the products that they are selling. A book of faceting information would be extremely valuable if read and re-read from time to time. A customer in the Jewelry store will no doubt be favorably impressed by a sales presentation that is made with the use of interesting and informative information about diamonds and the various colored gemstones. The customer will be convinced that the sales person knows about what they are talking. The author has spent nearly three years on the project of researching the GIA library and other libraries, along with the extensive personal library of gemstone related books that he personally possesses. Many conflicting reports were noted in his study. He has made the statements in his book reflect the most commonly accepted opinions, of the most respected authors ́ works that he has found in his research. History is only obtainable from the earlier works of other authors. We cannot go back to the long past centuries ourselves, to see first hand what really happened and when it happened. A study of faceting history requires making the best choices of the information that is available. This completed book answers questions as to why the fashioning of diamonds was/is so different from the faceting of colored gemstones. The book compares the needed equipment and the methods that have brought the greatest successes. In addition, a great deal of other information connected to faceting is included. There are seven chapters in the book and there are over 125 photographs of the early equipment and methods that were used. The photographs show the faceters, the workroom conditions, and the tools and equipment that they used to complete beautiful and lasting gemstones. The book chapters are titled: An Introduction to Faceting, Early Man ́s Stone Appreciation, Diamond Fashioning Procedure and Equipment, Colored Stone Faceting Procedure and Equipment, The Evolution of Cut Designs, Famous and Historic Gemstones, Sources of Diamond and Colored Stone Rough, and lastly, Advances in Faceting Over the Past One Hundred Years. By books end, the reader will be well informed as to what is r

Diamond

From the first discovery in 1869 by a native boy in South Africa to the recent discovery in 1999 by three small-scale miners in Brazil, a fascinating foray into the enigmatic, beautiful, and obsessive world of the diamond traces the history ...

Author: Matthew Hart

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780452283701

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 265

From the first discovery in 1869 by a native boy in South Africa to the recent discovery in 1999 by three small-scale miners in Brazil, a fascinating foray into the enigmatic, beautiful, and obsessive world of the diamond traces the history of the much-sought-after jewel, revealing the true nature of the diamond trade and profiling the many individuals responsible for the largest diamond finds. Reprint.