Suppose A's granddad died many years ago and was buried in the back yard.

Right next to his tomb, grows a very fruitful apple tree. There are many delicious apples on that tree.

Is it ok to eat these apples?

There is a very high chance, that the tree obtained energy from the tomb. When the granddad's corpse decayed, it released a lot of biological substances that are good for the tree.

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    Off topic? Or is there some connection to Buddhist practice that I am missing here? Sep 18, 2015 at 16:33
  • In Buddism, is it allowed?
    – Tom
    Sep 18, 2015 at 16:34
  • @Tom, did you hear or read somewhere that this act was not permitted? If we have more context surrounding your question, we can provide better answers. Then we can also edit the question so it helps other people with the same question.
    – Anthony
    Sep 19, 2015 at 3:03

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Yes. It is ok.

  • But then A eats his granddad???
    – Tom
    Sep 18, 2015 at 16:34
  • No. Just an apple
    – Ryan
    Sep 18, 2015 at 16:35
  • These bodies are all made from the same material that is being used and reused many times over. The matter is not your granddad. What matters is form, configuration, information, causation, relationships.
    – Andriy Volkov
    Sep 18, 2015 at 17:40
  • Sorry for the lack of reference I'm on my phone! I'll get back to you @tom in a while :)
    – Ryan
    Sep 18, 2015 at 17:54

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