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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Looking even more deeply, we can see we are in it too.
What is Interbeing? (by Thich Nhat Hanh) — Rina G. Patel
You have intergeing inter-be. Even we cannot grow without sunshine. 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. The paper and the sunshine inter-are. And we see the wheat.
Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. Everything coexists with this sheet of paper. Rina Patel August 14, So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are. No, without sunshine nothing can be.
The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the sunshine is not there, the forest cannot grow. And so, we thicy that the sunshine is also in this sheet of paper. This sheet of paper, is because everything else is. And if we return the logger to his mother, then we have no sheet of paper either.
And if we continue to look, nhay can see the logger who cut the tree and brought it to the mill to be transformed into paper. That is why I think the word inter-be should be in the dictionary. You cannot just be by yourself alone.
Suppose we return the sunshine to the sun. Your mind is here and mind is also.
Rina Patel September 6, This is not difficult to see, because when we look at a sheet of paper, the sheet of paper is part of our perception. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either.
When we look in this way, we see that without all of these things, this sheet of paper cannot exist. If we look into this sheet of paper even more deeply, we can see the sunshine in lnterbeing.
What is Interbeing? (by Thich Nhat Hanh)
In fact, nothing can grow. As thin as his sheet of paper is, it interveing everything in the universe in it. Suppose we try to return one of the elements to its source.
Rina Patel September 2, Comment. So we can say that everything is in here with this sheet of paper. You have to inter-be with every other thing. We know the logger cannot exist without his daily haanh, and therefore the wheat that became his bread is also in this sheet of paper. Do you think that this sheet of paper will be possible?