Question: The story about Abraham in Genesis begins with the fact that in Ancient Babylon, people lived as one nation and spoke the same language. Nobody ruled over others. How can this be? After all, before that, tens of thousands of different tribes fought with each other.
Answer: There was a period in Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and the Euphrates, when there were no contradictions in the place where the Babylonians lived because everything was in abundance. There were fish in the rivers, the fertile land yielded a good harvest, and people did not need anything. They did not even envy each other and were not competitive.
Everything was very good. Nobody ruled over the others, everyone was equal. People lived in a calm, as if preserved state. This indicates a zero (root) degree of egoism. At that time, it was just beginning to develop in humanity.
In principle, we are considering ancient Babylon as the initial state of humanity when people did not yet feel egoism, greed, envy, and so on within themselves.
The root degree is dead egoism. It does not need more than it has. It represents the initial animalistic state of humanity.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 6/11/21