"And the whole earth was of one language, and of
one speech." (Genesis 11:1)
<1>In the last chapter, the sentence, "every
one after his language" (Genesis 10:5, 20, 31) shows that there had
been many languages on earth. This verse here means that humans
still had the
ability to communicate with each other. Therefore all humans
could understand each other easily by this way of communication
(whenever they chose to use this method of communication).
"And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the
east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt
there." (Genesis 11:2)
<2>Humans found the best parts of the earth
to live on. Some of them journeyed toward the west of the original
land they were in after the flood.
"And they said one to another, Go to, let us make
brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and
slime had they for morter." (Genesis 11:3)
<3>The human started to use his
for replacing the resources of nature with his own discoveries.
"And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and
a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name,
lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."
<4>The human started to use his
for gaining fame, name, and power, instead of using it to progress
to perfection. By becoming involved in a luxurious life and thinking
about their name and fame, they forgot that this
given to them to further their progress to perfection. It was not
given for gaining name, fame, or material wealth. This striving to
gain these things is called the "great
<5>Also they did not want to be scattered all
over the world ("lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the
whole earth") so they planned on building a tower in order to stay
together. However, The Plan of
God is that man
should be scattered not only all over the earth, but all over
"And the Lord came down to see the city and the
tower, which the children of men builded." (Genesis 11:5)
was observing what they were doing.
"And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one,
and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now
nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to
do." (Genesis 11:6)
<7>With the good communication through having
telepathic abilities, being united, and having the use of their
started again to manipulate nature towards their own selfish desires
and for their lower natures. As had been seen before, this would
again further the fall of man and destroy him.
<8>The purpose of man is to reach
Consciousness. Directing the
the satisfaction of the lower self is against the Laws of nature and
will bring disaster to man, nature, and his society.
God does not mind that man gains all the knowledge in the
universe. Yet He will stop him if he starts to misuse it for his own
"Go to, let us go down, and there confound their
language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
<9>Therefore, another evolutionary process
became necessary, which was to take the
ability away from men so they would have many different
languages and would not be able to communicate properly with each
other. <10>With being different races, different nations, and
different languages, and with having
instead of direct power over the forces of nature, men now could be
prevented from self-destruction through directing their powers and
toward their lower selves.
<11>The human should have gone through a
great struggle during the last six thousand years of history until
he is able to come to the point that he has reached now: to understand
that the only way to salvation is to follow the Universal Laws and
Daharmas which have been set up by
God (come to his higher nature).
<12>Only then can he live happily, gain his powers back, and
understand the real truth behind this universe.
"So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence
upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the
city." (Genesis 11:8)
<13>Only with this event were they prevented
from self-destruction. Also, that is one of the desires of the Lord
God -- to see man spread
all over the earth and understand the Laws governing the earth.
<14>Not only does He desire to see man understand the earth and
spread over it, but also He desires to see man understand the Laws
governing space and other planets in order to spread all over the
<15>This event is the same as that of verse
25 in chapter 10, when God
divided the earth. Both of them describe the same event which forced
the inhabitants (the new generation) to leave and be scattered all
over the earth.
"Therefore is the name of it called
Babel; because the
Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from
thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the
earth." (Genesis 11:9)
refers to idle talk. When a person talks nonsense, we say he is
"babbling" instead of communicating. This prevented them from
building the city and making a name for themselves.
<17>We are still in this stage and most of
what we do and say in the individual, societal, or even
international level, is only "babbling." The real communication has
been lost and life has become "Babel-like."
<18>That is why it is so necessary for man to understand the
lessons given by history and the evolutionary process, which is to
show that the only way to happiness is to "follow the Laws, try to
Consciousness, and help others to be(come) the same."
<19>By understanding this lesson, then humans
should create a society with one language (for best communication,
and of course very soon many people will gain their telepathic
abilities to communicate as before, beside other powers), one race
(with intermarriage between races), <20>and one religion
(with understanding the existence of one
and the Laws of the universe --
<21>Then and only then will the human be able to
establish the earth as one country and the universe as his home,
as his Father and
force) as his
Mother, the Universal
Laws as his ideals, and the attainment of
Pure Consciousness for himself and for others as his goals.
<22>That is what the Bible teaches and what all the
Prophets came to