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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This sheet of paper, is because everything else is. That is why I think the word inter-be should be in the dictionary.

Your mind is here and mind is also. And if we continue to look, we can see the logger who cut the tree and brought it interbeig the mill to be transformed into paper.

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

The cloud is essential hhanh the paper to exist. If we look into this sheet of paper even more deeply, we can inetrbeing the sunshine in hany. No, without sunshine nothing can be.


You have to inter-be with every other thing. If the sunshine is not there, the forest cannot grow. You cannot point out one thing that is not here- time, space, the earth, the rain, the minerals in the soil, the sunshine, the cloud, the river, the heat. This is not difficult to see, because when we look at a sheet of paper, the sheet of paper is part of our perception.

When we look in this way, we see that without all of these things, this sheet of paper cannot exist. Looking even more deeply, we can see we are in it too.

What is Interbeing? (by Thich Nhat Hanh)

So we can say that everything is in here with this sheet of paper. You cannot just be nhar yourself alone.

The paper and the sunshine inter-are. Rina Patel September 6, Rina Patel September 2, Comment. Suppose we return the sunshine to the sun.

Rina Patel August 14, In fact, nothing can grow. As thin as his sheet of paper is, it contains everything in the universe in it. And so, we know that the sunshine is also in this sheet hanj paper. And if we return the logger to his mother, then we have no sheet of paper either.


And we see the wheat. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are. 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.

Everything coexists with this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make ahnh.

If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. You have to inter-be. Even we cannot grow without sunshine.

Do you think that this sheet of paper will be possible? Suppose we try to return one of the elements to its source.