Right, I hesitated to ask the question, but decided to ask it anyway. Was it a completely irrelevant question? If yes, please accept my apologies.
And you are free to delete the topic.
There is nothing wrong with asking the question. It might have been something the Buddha addressed and if so it would be interesting to hear the answer. So, don't worry about it (asking the question and I probably would not worry about the answer or lack of one, either). My apologies to you for the shut-down-the-question answer.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.