New Book Asks Others to “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself”

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Author Tenzin Norbu converts a Christian idea into a Buddhist philosophy.

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True and lasting happiness is achieved only through living a life of love and service to others.

Follow the path to enlightenment. Live a life of universal love. It is possible for every living being to become a Buddha.

Based on the idea of loving one's neighbor as oneself, author Tenzin Norbu pens his new book "Ocean of Compassion" (published by WestBow Press). Norbu offers understanding of how living a life of universal love and traveling down the path of enlightenment can benefit all of humanity and lead to everlasting happiness.

"There is such a thing as true and lasting happiness and it does not come from possessing things, power or social status," says Norbu. "True and lasting happiness is achieved only through living a life of love and service to others."

Designed as an educational resource for the practice of Buddhism, “Ocean of Compassion” explains in verse how to live a purposeful life through the practice of the six virtues: effort, patience, generosity, moral discipline, concentration and wisdom.

  •     Chapter one centers on the idea of becoming a Buddha for the benefit of all.
  •     Chapters two through five focus on the virtues of effort, patience, generosity and moral discipline.
  •     Chapter six provides instructions on how to develop the virtue of concentration.
  •     Chapter seven is presented as a dialogue of philosophical arguments in support of the Buddhist understanding of the true nature of all things, a direct perception of which results in Enlightenment and becoming a Buddha

"’Ocean of Compassion’ explains that the spiritual path is made up of consistently working on developing the essential virtues," says Norbu. "It explains how to live a life full of service by focusing on each of these virtues separately and extensively."

For more information on “Ocean of Compassion,” follow Norbu on Twitter @TenzinNorbu and his radio program, “The Life of Universal Loving” at blogtalkradio.com/the-life-of-universal-loving.

“Ocean of Compassion”
By Tenzin Norbu
Hardcover, $28.99
Paperback, $12.99
e-book, $3.99
ISBN: 978-1-4497-4091-7
Available at: amazon.com, westbowpress.com, barnesandnoble.com

About the author:
Terrence Moore is a retired associate professor of Philosophy who taught at the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he developed an interest in Buddhist philosophy. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh and was a post-doctoral Fellow at the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Tenzin Norbu, his pen name, means Bearer of the Jewel of the Teachings. Dr. Moore was given this name due to his clear understanding of and ability to articulate the Dharma. Currently, Dr. Moore devotes full time to writing about Dharma, spreading it to anyone who may benefit from it.

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