Etymology: First employed by Vietnamese Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh (b. 1926). In 1966 Thich Nhat Hanh founded the Order of Interbeing. The word "interbeing" is the combination of the English prefix "inter" and noun"being," but it originally derives from the Vietnamese concept "Tiáp Hián."
(religion) A state of connectedness and interdependence of all phenomena.
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