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Sentience, killing, & extremes?

The Buddha always said killing, no matter the circumstance, is always unskillful & leads to negative Rebirths. In no recorded instance did he approve of killing any living being at all. When ...
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Which consciousness/es are involved in meta-congnition (thinking about thinking)?

Which consciousness/es are involved in meta-congnition (thinking about thinking)? And can the skandhas exist without them? I'm asking because I'm interested in whether animals without metacognition ...
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Does a fertlized pigeon egg have life in it?

I got pigeon eggs in my big balcony - in different places - some of them get abandoned by the pigeons. At what time by Buddhism are the eggs considered a sentient being ?