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