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The Diamond Cutter Audiobook
The Diamond Cutter
Written by: 
Geshe Michael Roach, Lama Christie McNally
Narrated by: 
Geshe Michael Roach
The Diamond Cutter Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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 17-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.

©2009 Geshe Michael Roach; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A Cross between the Dalai Lama's ethics and Stephen Covey's Seven Habits, The Diamond Cutter will have you gardening a path to the bank." (Amazon.com review)
"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)

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    Robert Portland, OR, United States 01-14-11
    Robert Portland, OR, United States 01-14-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Spiritual Materialism"

    I teach Buddhism and have done so for 30 years. The essence of the Buddha's teaching is that suffering is reduced by accepting things as they are. This book is akin to the new age "classic" The Secret. In The Diamond Cutter, the author provides a number of very specific inner and outer behaviors that will supposedly and magically change reality to fit a person's particular desires. The world simply does not work like this and this book bears almost no resemblance to the teachings of the Buddha.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Dagmar Singapore, Singapore 01-17-10
    Dagmar Singapore, Singapore 01-17-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Business book for all businessmen MUST to read"

    Really, even though I am not a Buddhist, listening to this book completely changed my perspective on running the business in general. It can be done differently and enjoyably and I cant wait to put what I learned here into practice. Thank you Geshe Michael.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy R. Muehlhausen 02-12-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Life Changing"

    This book contains a perfect explanation on one of the most important teachings in Buddhism. If you are looking for a book that can change your life and unlock your maximum potential THIS IS IT!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sal 06-12-16
    Sal 06-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Chapter 8 and I am officially done with this one"
    Would you try another book from Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally and/or Geshe Michael Roach?

    Definitely not.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something more along the spiritual realm. Either that or self help like Tony Robbins. Dave Ramsey, Stephen Covey, Tolle, Chopra.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Geshe Michael Roach’s performances?

    Nope


    What character would you cut from The Diamond Cutter?

    The author.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is misrepresented. It is spiritual 101. The book has more to do with the diamond business than anything else. I didn't feel it's description was remotely representative of the book. To the point I can't even finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Sterling 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "If someone has recommended this to you... Read it."

    I'm so glad I was recommended this book. Thank you for making this info available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joan W. 05-17-16
    Joan W. 05-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Useful and profound."
    Any additional comments?

    A lovely bridge between deep spiritual understanding and practical knowledge. Geshe Michael Roach has remarkable clarity explaining ideas that I had previously dismissed due to lack of understanding. A powerful tool towards understanding abundance and money as part of a spiritual life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jimena Velázquez mendieta 04-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My Bibble these days"
    If you could sum up The Diamond Cutter in three words, what would they be?

    I have read so many business strategy books... But I finally got answers that are practical, spiritual and factual.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Geshe Michael's story and perspective is unique and explains ancient budhist teaching in modern context. It just makes sense!


    What about Geshe Michael Roach’s performance did you like?

    His voice is calm, so at the beggining it was a little harder to stay focused, but along the audiobook I started listen to his special language.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Diamond Cutter?

    many... My fave one: the best beauty tip you can have...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 04-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best books I'll ever read. (listen to)"
    Would you listen to The Diamond Cutter again? Why?

    I've listened to it 3 times all the way through, and I am putting many of the suggestions into practice in my own life. This practical message is very closely aligned with the message of the Diamond Sutra, a very true-to-self exploration that allows us to find peace of mind and clarity amongst all the confusion and bewilderment.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Diamond Cutter?

    They are all memorable. Honestly, there is so much wisdom revealed in this book, yet once you hear it, you may realize it was there all the time. What's remarkable about this book is that it takes such deep, internal concepts that are so difficult to put into words and well... it puts them into words and actions that can be applied into every day life.


    Which character – as performed by Geshe Michael Roach – was your favorite?

    there are no characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    this book is one of the few messages I've perceived that saved me from a very trying time. Of course, my actions are what saved me, but this book was like hearing a voice in the darkness, subtly suggesting, "this way, if you like." At first, I dipped my toes, searching for understanding of what Buddhism was all about, then I stepped farther, then I realized it wasn't anything mystical or magical or even religious at all, not when you look at the genuine original messages. It's a whole lot of common sense that has been buried by distractions.


    Any additional comments?

    MUST READ/LISTEN TO. This is NOT some cultish religious spiritual mumbo jumbo. Actually, the message(s) here are so practical and real, you may ultimately agree that the long explanation has really brought you to a place where you are now comfortable with real living, as opposed to the media-driven, vice-interrupted existence you used to call a life. The narrator is very pleasant and clear to listen to, and the message has helped me to feel better understand my place in the world. I now feel ok setting out to make a lot of money, because everywhere I go and with everything I do, I act with love.HINT: Research the Diamond Sutra first, so you can understand the foundation for this book. There are videos on youtube that will chant/sing the diamond sutra to you, and there are entire lessons that will explain in 30 or more lesson segments, the entire Diamond Sutra. Honestly, it's worth your time. Take your time. Patience. Let it sink it. That's my recommendation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "life changing"

    loved this book thank you. I had to read it for a class and little did I know, I would start working with the teachings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-19-16
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    "A must listen to/read book"

    Wonderfully written/read book. I found myself wanting to keep listening to the book, even after my commute was over. Traffic was much more enjoyable. planting some wonderful mental seeds.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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