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: 288

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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 s Daughter

Told in short lyric pieces the memoir tells of what it was like to grow up in a working class Orthodox Jewish family in the wake of the Depression, WWII, and post-war boom.

Author: Elaine Terranova

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781933974415

Category:

Page: 192

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Told in short lyric pieces the memoir tells of what it was like to grow up in a working class Orthodox Jewish family in the wake of the Depression, WWII, and post-war boom.


Karmic Management

To-do lists throughout the book provide practical tools and exercises, and real-life examples highlight the power of KARMIC MANAGEMENT to make dreams come true.

Author: Geshe Michael Roach

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0385530579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Readable in fifty-eight minutes: Traditional Eastern wisdom and real-life business experience come together in this brief and practical guide, which offers a step-by-step plan that will help readers adopt a more successful way of working and living. KARMIC MANAGEMENT is a little book with a revolutionary message. It turns traditional business mentality on its head by stating simply that helping others become successful—suppliers, customers, even competitors—is the real key to success in life as well as in business. Drawing from their own entrepreneurial experiences, the authors explain how, in eight basics steps that take less than one hour in total, readers can learn to apply KARMIC MANAGEMENT to meet goals, both personal and professional. Each lesson opens with a quotation from a Buddhist text and explains how it applies to life and work in the twenty-first century. The authors show readers how to identify the things that aren’t working for them, discover their most valuable assets, and use their new insights to improve the lives of others. To-do lists throughout the book provide practical tools and exercises, and real-life examples highlight the power of KARMIC MANAGEMENT to make dreams come true.


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

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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.

The Seeds of Success

"In seed of success, 36 people share the stories of how they studied the principles of the Diamond Cutter, as taught by Geshe Michael Roach, and then applied these ideas, often with life-changing results"--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Diamond Wisdom Team

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789810770587

Category: Business

Page: 261

View: 343

"In seed of success, 36 people share the stories of how they studied the principles of the Diamond Cutter, as taught by Geshe Michael Roach, and then applied these ideas, often with life-changing results"--P. [4] of cover.

China Love You

In this book, they help all of us understand the differences between China and America, and give some revolutionary suggestions about how the two countries can work together, each helping the other to become more successful than ever before ...

Author: Geshe Michael Roach

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780692794272

Category:

Page: 192

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This coming year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, America's annual war between the best two football teams in the country. Net income for Coca Cola is running a few billion dollars a year ahead of its bitter rival, Pepsi Cola. Recent news reports say that China has outdone the USA in rankings for the world's fastest supercomputers; but America smashed China in the gold medals at Rio.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 we can be the best and biggest-is there a human cost that all of us pay? "China Love You" is a book written by two prominent businesspeople, 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, and used its wisdom to build two highly successful companies, one in New York and one in Beijing.Later, they met each other working on a business collaboration, and became close friends. In this book, they help all of us understand the differences between China and America, and give some revolutionary suggestions about how the two countries can work together, each helping the other to become more successful than ever before.What could the world be, if the two biggest economies made it their goal to make each other successful? And what will happen if we keep up the grand football game: What will happen to our children and our planet, if there is a second Cold War, and it goes bad? China Love You offers some solutions that could make the difference, for all of us.

King of the Dharma

On March 10, 1959, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama and his family, fled Lhasa, Tibet under artillery fire, saving a priceless set of 15 scroll paintings called the Tsongkapa Eighty.

Author: Geshe Michael Roach

Publisher: Diamond Cutter Press

ISBN: 9780976546962

Category: Philosophy

Page: 472

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On March 10, 1959, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama and his family, fled Lhasa, Tibet under artillery fire, saving a priceless set of 15 scroll paintings called the Tsongkapa Eighty. After reaching India, the paintings were donated to a Kalmyk Buddhist Temple in New Jersey. The authors have extensively researched the paintings and written their history over the centuries. This beautifully rendered full color coffee-table book contains: The Kalmyk Temple and how the paintings arrived there; a photographic journey retracing Je Tsongkapa's steps across Tibet; a definitive list of Je Tsongkapa's writings and the major biographies of his life; all 200 scenes from the original 15 paintings with captions; maps, portraying Je Tsongkapa's travels; painter, Ori Carin's modern interpretations of many scenes. The paintings depict the different roles of Je Tsongkapa's life: monk, philosopher, writer; meditator, dancer, yoga practitioner, poet, spiritual partner and diplomat; 1,000 color images.

All About Diamonds

, Diamonds, the hardest mineral ever discovered, are the purest substance that occurs in nature. In All About Diamonds, author Lana Frank shares a host of valuable information and facts about diamonds.

Author: Lana Frank

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504952618

Category: Education

Page: 62

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Thousands of years ago, diamonds were initially reserved for royalty and nobility., Diamonds, the hardest mineral ever discovered, are the purest substance that occurs in nature. In All About Diamonds, author Lana Frank shares a host of valuable information and facts about diamonds. Filled with ample colorful illustrations and photos, Frank, an accomplished diamond cutter, gives valuable insights into diamonds, what they are, and why they are important. She provides an overview of: • the physical properties of diamonds; • the history of diamonds; • the formation of diamonds in the earth; • where diamonds are found; • the mining and manufacturing process; • the history of diamond cutting; • diamonds’ main characteristics; and • fancy-colored, famous, and synthetic diamonds. A resource for science collections, school projects, and general education, All About Diamonds gives a thorough description of the exciting world of this fascinating precious mineral.



Sunlight on Suchness

This is a unique translation with the root text in four languages, along with a comprehensive commentary by one of the greatest of all Tibetan writers.

Author: Drakpa Shedrup

Publisher: Diamond Cutter Press

ISBN: 9781937114176

Category:

Page:

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The Heart Sutra, along with its cousin the Diamond Cutter Sutra, are the two most famous pieces of Buddhist literature ever taught. This is a unique translation with the root text in four languages, along with a comprehensive commentary by one of the greatest of all Tibetan writers.