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