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Many of my friends are Hindus and most of them are pure vegetarians. I respect that nature but when coming to the matter of an egg, they say that eating an egg is just like killing a living thing, which I don't understand.
Most of the white eggs available in the market are just unfertilized eggs, which contains only a single ova in them, just like human beings.
As the menstrual cycle operates in the female Endometrium and if the ova is not fertilized by any sperm, then it would also disintegrate. So why is that just like killing some living organism, or in other words if someone thinks that the Ova are not living then why is egg not taken by them?
I understand that the primary reason Hinduism disallows consumption of various foods has to do with the specific Gunas associated with them. Perhaps someone can clarify with this in mind?