The Diamond Cutter presents readers with strategies for success in their work and personal lives. The first chapter is a translation of selections from the Diamond Sutra, 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 chapter, Michael Roach quotes from some of the best commentaries of the Tibetan tradition. In the main text, the third chapter, he uses both sutra and commentary as a jumping-off point for presenting his own teaching.