79. Even this sort of question

That insoluble problem that people—whether children or adults, intelligent or stupid—argue about uselessly and without ever coming to an agreement, is this: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? For the most part, they argue about this only in jest and can never come to any conclusion. Still, there were people who would bring this question to Luang Pu, thinking that he probably wouldn’t answer a question of this sort. But eventually I heard him give an answer like nobody else’s when one day Phra Berm came to massage his feet and asked him, “Luang Pu, which came first, the chicken or the egg?”

Luang Pu answered,

“They came at the same time.”