The Order of Interbeing was founded by and continues to be inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet, and peace. Engaged Buddhism: Thich Nhat Hanh’s Interbeing. Chapter (PDF Available) · April with 1, Reads. In book: Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings, . Interbeing is a popular term coined by Thich Nhat Hanh. It describes the way all phenomena depend on and inter-exist with all other.

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What is Interbeing? (by Thich Nhat Hanh)

And if we return the logger to his mother, then we have no sheet of paper either. Do you think that this sheet of paper will be possible? You cannot point out one thing that is not here- time, space, the earth, the rain, the minerals in the soil, the sunshine, thlch cloud, the river, the heat.

And so, we know that the sunshine is also in this sheet of paper. You nhag just be by yourself alone.

When we look in this way, we see that without all of these things, this sheet of paper cannot exist. Even we cannot grow without sunshine.


If we look into this sheet of paper even more deeply, we can see the sunshine in it. This sheet of paper, is hajh everything else is.

If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. We know the logger cannot exist without his daily bread, and therefore the wheat that became his bread is also in this sheet of paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. As thin as his sheet of paper is, it contains everything in the universe in it.

Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the thiich cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. In fact, nothing can grow. Looking even more deeply, we can see we are in it too.

What is Interbeing? (by Thich Nhat Hanh) — Rina G. Patel

Suppose we return the sunshine to the sun. Rina Patel September 2, Comment. Rina Patel September 6, Rina Patel August 14, You have to inter-be. And if we continue to look, we can see the logger who cut the tree and brought it to the mill to be transformed into paper. So we can say that everything nha in here with this sheet of paper.


inferbeing And we see the wheat. This is not difficult to see, because when we look at a sheet of paper, the sheet of paper is part of our perception.

Everything coexists with this sheet of paper. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are.

No, without sunshine nothing can be. The paper and the sunshine inter-are.

Suppose we try to return one of the elements to its source. That is why I think the word inter-be should be in the dictionary.

If the sunshine is not there, the forest cannot grow. Your mind is here and mind is also. You have to inter-be with every other thing.