Unity and Diversity in Jacob’s Dream

This difficulty exists because we don’t see humanity as it really is. We do not perceive the human family with its different levels of maturity of Souls, as in Jacob’s ladder dream allegory.

We do not perceive, in short, neither the diversity of capacities nor the underlying Divine Unity. And without that there are no consistent solutions possible. It’s so simple, but perhaps to see this simplicity clearly requires a certain depth, a certain elevation in vision. Therefore, with no such elevation, as it is the case today, with the dominance of idolatrous or materialistic ecclesiasticism, it seems that few manage to understand the decisive importance of these simple and fundamental aspects, such as those that transpire in Jacob’s dream, that is: “Unity in Diversity”.

Jacob’s Dream

Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep.

Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it; above the ladder was the Lord.” (Genesis, 28:10-13) [Arnaldo Sisson Filho, A Roda e a Cruz: Uma Introdução ao Cristianismo Budista (The Wheel and the Cross: An Introduction to Buddhist Christianity). The complete work is still in the Portuguese language, but the selected part is already in English: Second part of the sixth chapter: Religion and Sociopolitical Organization; emphasis added]