Question: Man has developed throughout history, and at some point, he had time to think about the meaning of life. The desire to comprehend the hidden forces of nature woke up 3,800 years ago in the inhabitants of ancient Babylon.
The primary sources say that before that all of humanity was like one family, although we understand that by the time they were written, life had already existed for tens of thousands of years, and people were killing each other. It is not clear what does “like one family” mean?
Answer: The fact is that the friendly relations between the Babylonians were due to a certain historical development. In those days in Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and the Euphrates, external conditions favored a peaceful life. The abundance of water and the flooding of rivers contributed to a good harvest.
People ate fish, garlic, baked barley bread, and raised cows and sheep. Nature was so generous to them that they did not have to win back its fruits from each other. Therefore, they lived in relative balance with each other.
The Torah says that “there was one language and one dialect throughout the whole earth.” This means that people understood each other. It is not about the language. They did not need more than what they had.
On one hand, nature favored them and in return for a little effort on their part, gave them everything. On the other hand, they were not yet so selfish as to take from nature more than necessary. It was a correct, beautiful, natural existence. In Kabbalah, this is called the zero level of egoism.
There was ]complete understanding between the Babylonians, as in a normal family. Then suddenly there was a surge of egoism, and they immediately wanted to divide into classes: the rich, the poor, the strong, and so on. So, all sorts of insignia appeared among them.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 5/13/19