Creation is generally referred to as “Babylon.” It was created out of desire which has developed through the four phases of Light, the descent through the worlds, and the birth and the breaking of the structure of Adam in the course of which the desires to receive and bestow have mixed so that each desire contains parts of all the others.
Afterward, the Light shines upon this broken state, and the broken desires begin to awaken from the still level to the vegetative, animate, and speaking levels of nature. But along with the subsequent development of egoism in people, 5770 years ago, the desire to bestow appeared in one person, Adam. This initiates the process of correction, and for this reason time is counted from Adam.
Twenty generations then evolved in preparation of mutual correction. The first manifestation of the complete breaking is referred to as “Babylon.” From that time on, thousands of people have followed the path of Adam in the revelation of the Creator, and this is why they were called “man,” “the son of Adam” (Ben Adam).
The Light continues to pour on all of the broken desires, and its influence evokes in them the manifestation of the broken desires to bestow, it causes them discomfort. Man instinctively begins searching, hoping to fulfill his desire. He wants to reveal his true state and find the reason for the breaking of the properties to receive and bestow. This is what leads him to the revelation of the Creator.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/28/10, “What is Silver, Gold, Israel, the Nations in Work”