This begins Nephi’s record of the same dream or vision his father recounted in Chapter 8 regarding the Tree of Life. As Nephi’s record is more detailed and informative, so to have our own testimony of things is better than having to rely on someone else’s testimony.
In Nephi’s account of the Tree of Life dream/vision, we learn that the great and spacious building represented the pride of the world. I believe that all arguing, and much if not all contention, has its root in pride. Let us shun the great and spacious building and ignore its inhabitants and rid ourselves of pride. Let us turn to the Savior and ask His help to rid ourselves of pride.
For an artist's painting of the Tree of Life dream, click here.