Why can't a Vegetarian diet include eggs?

Heh guys

Very new to the whole movement and learning every day. Forgive my ignorance but why can't you guys eat eggs?

I have been slowly converting to vegetarianism the more I read and understand but still have much to learn. I understand to an extent about Karma from eating animals but just wondering why the same applies from eggs? I am sure it is a simple answer but my understanding is limited.

Thanks very much in advance for taking the time to read my question.


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  • Hi guys

    I would like to happily share with you all that after doing some study and from the help of you fellow devotees I have decided to not eat eggs any more and have become a full vegetarian. Thank you for helping this humble beginner.

    I feel very happy about this choice.

    Hare Krishna

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      • Beautiful!

        Hare Krishna

  • eggs, whether fertilized or not, are impure & have -ve effect on conciousness 


    definately eggs have soul. as only if u incubate it at certain temperature for a time period it could also be hatched.

    Without life there would not be any life generating products. eggs give u energy right it means it has some energy. every cell is live and active and energetic so only it can give u energy when u consume it, have a look at the vids@ Paul Ling.

    Hare Krishna.

  • Egg itself is flowing out of the uterus as a menstrual byproduct. I donno how can u eat something like that.

    when fertilized it become a chick. when not fertilized just likes human beings it flows out of the body of female like a menstrual flow. Does it appeal you? would you still like to eat it?

    Jai Sri Krishna.

    • SB 3.31.1 — The Personality of Godhead said: Under the supervision of the Supreme Lord and according to the result of his work, the living entity, the soul, is made to enter into the womb of a woman through the particle of male semen to assume a particular type of body.

    • SB 3.31.2 — On the first night, the sperm and ovum mix, and on the fifth night the mixture ferments into a bubble. On the tenth night it develops into a form like a plum, and after that, it gradually turns into a lump of flesh or an egg, as the case may be

    • Hare Krishna
  • Thank you kindly for your reply.

    What I don't understand is if the egg is not fertilized I would think therefore it would not have a soul.

    If a hen laid an unfertilized egg, there would be no chicken hatching from the egg, and it would eventually just return to he earth.

    Please forgive my limited understanding. I ask this with all due respect :)

  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna 

    I did not understand very clearly how new you were to Krsna consciousness. 

    Just to simplify - Eggs are impure. Practice of Krsna consciousness is process of making ourselves pure. Hence eating eggs has opposite effect. Which is why eggs are not to be eaten.

    Hare Krsna

    • Thanks for the reply Bharat.

      When i say new I mean haven't even been to a temple new. (I have none near my way). I have been to a Festival of Chariots and I am pretty much doing all the study on my own. 

      I have read Chant and Be Happy and now taking on the the journey of reading Bhagavad Gita As It Is.

      lots to learn :)

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