|A first point, a first cause, a prime move(r) -- the Big Bang is no better than positing an all-powerful God who did it, yet we fool ourselves by using words to say nothing.|
|Buddhist cosmology: 31 Planes of Existence|
There is no sensible or meaningful first cause, and one would become deranged pondering such a question. It is one of the Four Imponderables in Buddhism -- which not only would never lead one to enlightenment but would certainly, if persisted in, drive one to madness. Here is a simple analogy to see why: A professor starts drawing a circle on a chalkboard, and after the 33rd loop asks the class,
|Count chalk loops or watch me pole dance.|
"Wherever you first placed the chalk," they answer.
|A better bang to find|
|Hmm, maybe lines and symbols?|