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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If we look into this sheet of paper even more deeply, we can see the sunshine in it. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are.

So we can say that everything is in here with this sheet of paper. The paper and the sunshine inter-are. Your mind is here and mind is also.

What is Interbeing? (by Thich Nhat Hanh)

Even we cannot grow without sunshine. If the cloud hnh not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper.


No, without sunshine nothing can be. When we look in this way, we see that without all of these things, this sheet of paper cannot exist. Rina Patel September 2, Comment.

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

You have to inter-be. Looking even more deeply, we can see we are in it too. And so, we know that the sunshine is also in this sheet of paper.

You cannot just be by yourself alone. knterbeing

You cannot point out banh thing that is not here- time, space, the earth, the rain, the minerals in the soil, the sunshine, the cloud, the river, the heat. Everything coexists with this sheet of 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.

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. That is why I think the word inter-be should be in the dictionary. The inyerbeing is essential for the paper to exist. And if we return the logger to his mother, then we have no sheet of paper either.


Suppose we return the sunshine to the sun. 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. You have to inter-be with every other thing.

Rina Patel August 14, Suppose we try to return one of the elements to its source. This sheet of paper, is because everything else is.

Do you think that this sheet of paper will be possible? If the sunshine is not there, the forest cannot grow. In fact, nothing can grow.

As thin as his sheet of paper is, it contains everything in the universe in it.

Rina Patel September 6,

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