I am currently in Australia and my family is in India currently. I am raising this thread to check for some queries related to vegetarian food. Nearly 6 years back, when I struck spirituality after reading Shreemad Bhagawad Geeta, then after that I stopped eating non-vegetarian food including meat and eggs. I eat vegetarian food including dairy products like milk, curd etc. This was going comfortably in India, as I had my family with me and since my wife is also vegetarian, so she cooked vegetarian food for me.
Now for the last 4 months, I am in Australia and here vegetarian food includes eggs.
The reason for me to stop eating non-vegetarian food was to not hurt other sentient beings.
A query which I have is: Does eating eggs (after buying eggs from supermarket) and eating things (which include egg as an ingredient) involves hurting to hens?
Here in Australia, I got a chance to visit a monastery – there I came to know about the eating schedule of monks, which was breakfast around 7am, lunch around 11am and then in evening around 6pm have tea with dark chocolates.
When I came back to my rented room, I thought to try just having dark chocolate and tea/coffee in evening and I tried it and no problem with me, even though I am doing this for the last 3 weeks nearly. So my eating schedule is breakfast in office with cornflakes/cereals with milk and tea, then lunch at office which includes just some breads (as I do not cook and I am too lazy to go out of office in afternoon to a restaurant to have a lunch) and then after coming to my room in evening I have tea with dark chocolate.
I was already a thin person in India, so what I am observing is that these days, I have become slightly more thinny and more skinny. I work as a software engineer, so no much manual work – I do not exercise and the physical activities involve going from room to train station to get the train to office in morning and then the return back to room in evening.
Thanks to God that currently I do not have any health related problem. But these days, most of the time, my mind is going to food, and worries like – Am I depriving myself of food? Am I eating too less? are cropping in my mind – even though I am not feeling any health related problem currently.
So thought of asking suggestions from you all. Do you think I am eating too less? If not eggs and I do not cook, what other food options are there, which I can buy from supermarket and just have it in my lunch? So please suggest. Thanks.