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.

Author: Kajizuru Gasar
Country: Portugal
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 10 June 2010
Pages: 70
PDF File Size: 17.78 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.22 Mb
ISBN: 570-9-32177-660-2
Downloads: 65356
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Faulabar

You have to inter-be with every other thing.

And if we return the logger to his mother, then we have no sheet of paper either. No, without sunshine nothing can be.

Your mind is here and mind is also. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. Looking even more deeply, we can see we are in it too.

Do you think that this sheet of paper will be possible?

And we see the wheat. Rina Patel August 14, You cannot point out one thing that is not here- time, space, intergeing earth, the rain, the minerals in the soil, the sunshine, the cloud, the river, the heat. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. Rina Patel September 6, You have to inter-be.


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

And so, we know that the sunshine is also in this sheet of paper. When we look in this way, we see that without all of ahnh things, this sheet of paper cannot exist. The paper and the sunshine inter-are. If the sunshine is not there, the forest cannot grow. This is not difficult to see, because when we look at a sheet of paper, the sheet of paper is part of our perception. 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. Rina Patel September 2, Comment. That is why I think the word inter-be should be in the dictionary.

So we can say that everything nuat in here with this sheet of paper.

Even we cannot grow without sunshine. This sheet of paper, is because everything else is.


What is Interbeing? (by Thich Nhat Hanh)

Suppose we try to return one of the elements to its source. Suppose we return the sunshine to the sun. As thin as his sheet of paper is, it contains everything in the universe in it. You cannot just be by yourself alone. And if we continue to nhwt, we can see the logger who cut the tree and brought it to the mill to be transformed into paper.

So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are. In fact, nothing can grow.

If we look into this sheet of paper even more deeply, we can see the sunshine in it.