I think the question is clear so no further explanation is needed.

  • Question closed due to being primarily opinion-based and too subjective in nature. Please see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?" in the Help Center.
    – user2424
    Apr 3, 2016 at 14:30
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    this question falls under "Acinteyya" : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acinteyya ,
    – Ryan
    Apr 4, 2016 at 0:28
  • @Lanka I think this question should be reopened. The Tibetan Buddhist answer to this is specific, and I believe the other schools of Buddhism are in agreement that there is no first cause, no first birth.
    – hellyale
    Apr 4, 2016 at 4:51
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    actually I think it is a duplicate of buddhism.stackexchange.com/questions/9973/first-life-in-samsara/…
    – hellyale
    Apr 4, 2016 at 4:58
  • @Hellyale. I will reopen the question as I see it has gained upvotes and that 3 users have submitted reopen-votes. I still think the question is lacking content and is too subjective in nature. Lets see what happens from here.
    – user2424
    Apr 4, 2016 at 17:36

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Do you think someone might have asked that question before?

According to Access to Insight, many of the suttas include the following quote,

At Savatthi. There the Blessed One said:

"From an inconstruable beginning comes transmigration. A beginning point is not evident, though beings hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving are transmigrating & wandering on.

In other words the "first" is not evident (or, I'd read that as, it's not evident that there is a first).

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