While considering ‘cooking’ times for an egg, or rather sous vide times… I pondered.
The theory on poaching an egg corroborated with the hot spring cooking method from Japan. The story is that the Japanese master would drop an egg in before going out for a jog and come back to a perfectly poached egg.
This sounds wonderful, and of course I had to string out the details and extend the thought.
This idea is about time, distance, energy and a few other variables.
A master drops the eggs in the hot spring and goes for a run. If he is weak, he will return in quick fashion. Time really isn’t an issue for a run in actuality. Energy, power and intention are. Those eggs will be fine where they sit. Now, if that Master comes back after a short time/distance, then those eggs will be gooey and the proteins more digestible.
If the master is ‘stronger’ or in a more meditative state that requires his energy and contemplation, maybe that run takes a longer ‘time’… or distance – same expression whether he is thinking and walking or running. When he returns the eggs are far more ‘cooked’ and the proteins have sythesized into something more ‘bonded’ and structured. The eggs ‘are’ different.
If however, the superior master is out for a stroll, and he spends the entire day ‘wandering/wondering’ and he comes back, that egg will be fully ‘cooked’ and the digestion will occur differently.
The strongest master will have the bowels/baal digest the ‘egg/ego’ during the night/sleep/darkness. His own energy is fueling him, he is a dynamo during the light. The lesser master, ‘needs’ the energy from that egg – and when he returns to a gooey egg, he is able to assimilate and digest that egg in a quicker fashion, which translates into energy for his day.
If the story hasn’t been extrapolated in your mind in a myriad directions – you are a gooey egg eating master. Continue your journey of eating ‘those eggs’ and soon you will not ‘need’ to eat an egg – Strive to be the master that needs not consume an egg during the day…..or night.