Interbeing

This dharma talk by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the insight interbeing.

Interbeing describes the interconnectedness of all things. He says that we inter-are with the entire cosmos.

Interbeing is an essential teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh.

He coined the phrase and would like to see it in the dictionary.

He also says, “To be is to inter-be!”

We cannot exist by ourselves alone. We have to inter-be we the earth, the sky, the sun, and all of nature.

When we recognize this, we no longer have to suffer.

This post is related to a previous post, “You Are Me and I Am You,” only on a much larger scale.

Interbeing means that “I see you in me and me in you.”

If you have watched both videos, what do you find in common?

Please share if you like the idea of interbeing.

Note: This video first appeared on Best Meditation Videos on July 8, 2012.


Interbeing: Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism

by
Thich Nhat Hanh

Formulated during the Vietnam War, these ethical guidelines remain a penetrating expression of traditional Buddhist morality and how to come to terms with contemporary issues.

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