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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So we can say that everything is in here with this sheet of paper. Your mind is here and mind is also.

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

The paper and the sunshine inter-are. And hany we continue to look, we can see the logger who cut the tree and brought it to the mill to be transformed into paper. 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. This sheet of paper, is because everything else is. No, without sunshine nothing can be.


If the sunshine is not there, the interheing cannot grow. Rina Patel September 2, Comment. 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. Even we cannot grow without sunshine. 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. You have to inter-be with every other thing. And we see the wheat. This is not difficult to see, because when we look at a ibterbeing of paper, the sheet of paper is part of our perception.

What is Interbeing? (by Thich Nhat Hanh)

In fact, nothing can grow. If we look into thcih sheet of paper even more deeply, we can see the sunshine in it. Rina Patel September 6, As thin as his sheet of paper is, it contains everything in the universe in it. You have to inter-be. Suppose we return the sunshine to the sun.

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That is why I think the word inter-be should be in the dictionary. You cannot just be by yourself alone. Rina Patel August 14, Suppose we try to return one of the elements to its source. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. Do you think that this sheet of paper will be possible? And so, we know that the sunshine is also in this sheet of paper.

The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. And if we return the logger to his mother, then we have no interneing of paper either. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either.