Posted by R. Berg on January 03, 2001
In Reply to: Eating beans is a crime equal to eating the head of one's parents posted by michael fisher on January 03, 2001
: Who said this and is this a correct or complete quote?
I don't have all that info, but abstention from beans was part of Pythagoras's doctrine. Pythagoreans believed that human souls were reincarnated in beans (as well as in animals).