Who came first the chicken or the egg?
There is no logical or biological explanation that is in any way satisfying.
The deterministic-scientific view of the world and likewise the Buddhist cause-effect law are both undermined, because they only work in the horizontal plane.
The plane introduced by the mind, which includes time.
There is no way to tell at this level.
The explanation of the chicken and egg conundrum can only be resolved in the present moment.
We need quantum physics, consciousness and the deepest transcendental truth.
In this very moment, the chicken and the egg are not two different things, but one.
They seem separate in the horizontal plane, but in the vertical plane they are together.
In the latter dimension, there is no one that came first.
They either both exist or do not exist at all.
Can you think of an egg without a chicken, or of a chicken without an egg?
There is no point in trying to decide who came first.
As quantum physics points out, their probability curves are forever entangled.
What does it mean?
Either consciousness collapses them both at the same time or none.
Can you live with it?