Individual wrote:In other words: Pondering these things leads to madness, not because there is no answer but because what lies beyond are crazy things. Understanding the madness which lies beyond is knowledge of the madness, which is bewildering. To ask these questions is like falling down the rabbit hole of Alice in Wonderland.
It seems unlikely, since the Buddha did not go loopy.
I think the standard interpretation that "conjecture leading to madness and vexation" is sufficient. In other words, it'll do your head in to try to work these things out... and either you won't be able to do it, or it would serve no productive purpose even if you could.
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'." (Snp 3.6)
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)