eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?

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thepea
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Re: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?

Post by thepea » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:51 pm

chownah wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:35 pm

I’m assuming by hatchable you mean a living being living inside.
Eating this would probably involve killing the being in the egg.
Anyway you do what you like if while meditating your mind cannot concentrate because of guilt then you have your answer.
Seems like cooking the egg would involve killing the being in the egg.....eating the cooked egg would involve eating the body left over after that being reincarnated I guess.
chownah
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Absolutely, I’m assuming we’re talking about harvesting the egg, cooking the egg and eating the egg.

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Re: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?

Post by chownah » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:29 pm

thepea wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:51 pm
chownah wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:35 pm

Seems like cooking the egg would involve killing the being in the egg.....eating the cooked egg would involve eating the body left over after that being reincarnated I guess.
chownah
Absolutely, I’m assuming we’re talking about harvesting the egg, cooking the egg and eating the egg.
I'm wondering why you would assume that since I think it is very seldom that anyone who posts here actually harvests, cooks, and eats an egg. Let's see how often this happens:

People,
Is there anyone here who regularly harvests, cooks, and then eats eggs?
chownah
p.s. There are some people who live in my village who do this regularly. I live in a rural area of thailand....but even here most people do not harvest, cook, and then eat eggs.
chownah

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Re: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?

Post by thepea » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:06 pm

chownah wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:29 pm
I'm wondering why you would assume that since I think it is very seldom that anyone who posts here actually harvests, cooks, and eats an egg. Let's see how often this happens:

People,
Is there anyone here who regularly harvests, cooks, and then eats eggs?
chownah
p.s. There are some people who live in my village who do this regularly. I live in a rural area of thailand....but even here most people do not harvest, cook, and then eat eggs.
chownah
We buy our eggs refrigerated, they are not hatchable.
That’s why I’m assuming folks would be harvesting fresh laid eggs, and this is their concern.

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Re: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?

Post by perkele » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:21 pm

thepea wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:06 pm
We buy our eggs refrigerated, they are not hatchable.
That’s why I’m assuming folks would be harvesting fresh laid eggs, and this is their concern.
And those eggs would need to be fertilized as well. Domesticated chickens lay many eggs no matter whether they have been fertilized or not. If you have only female chickens with no rooster around, no chicks will find rebirth in those eggs, thus no killing if you harvest and cook them.

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Re: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?

Post by thepea » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:40 pm

perkele wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:21 pm
thepea wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:06 pm
We buy our eggs refrigerated, they are not hatchable.
That’s why I’m assuming folks would be harvesting fresh laid eggs, and this is their concern.
And those eggs would need to be fertilized as well. Domesticated chickens lay many eggs no matter whether they have been fertilized or not. If you have only female chickens with no rooster around, no chicks will find rebirth in those eggs, thus no killing if you harvest and cook them.
Ok then they must be fertilized in order to be hatchable,
Doesn’t change my point.

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Re: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?

Post by chownah » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:42 am

thepea wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:06 pm
chownah wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:29 pm
I'm wondering why you would assume that since I think it is very seldom that anyone who posts here actually harvests, cooks, and eats an egg. Let's see how often this happens:

People,
Is there anyone here who regularly harvests, cooks, and then eats eggs?
chownah
p.s. There are some people who live in my village who do this regularly. I live in a rural area of thailand....but even here most people do not harvest, cook, and then eat eggs.
chownah
We buy our eggs refrigerated, they are not hatchable.
That’s why I’m assuming folks would be harvesting fresh laid eggs, and this is their concern.
OK. That makes sense. So, once again:

People,
Is there anyone here who harvests fresh laid eggs, and then cooks and eats them?
chownah

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Re: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?

Post by Virgo » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:13 am

Edit: I was wrong about the blood spots, they do not mean the egg was fertilized and apparently a fertilized egg won't necessarily have one.

Kevin

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Re: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?

Post by perkele » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:55 am

chownah wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:42 am
People,
Is there anyone here who harvests fresh laid eggs, and then cooks and eats them?
chownah
Usually, one of my roommates harvests them.
Sometimes I may cook and eat some of them.

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