Friday, September 04, 2009

Rosslyn Chapel “The Historic enigma”, Part 2

Rosslyn Chapel is famed for its carvings. Many of the Biblical are portrayed, with frequent reference to Knights Templar and Freemasonry. There are Pagan symbols also.

One of the interesting carving I found, connecting the famous “Apprentice Pillar and the other was “The trial of Wisdom of Biblical King Darius. The carving says

“Wine is strong, The King is stronger, Women are stronger still; but the truth conquers all”

Another one is the Seven Corporal works of mercy and seven deadly sins

1. Helping the needy

2. Clothing the naked

3. Looking after the sick

4. Visiting prisoners

5. Display Greed

6. Feeding hungry and

7. Burning the Dead

Seven Sins

1. Pride

2. Gluttony

3. Envy

4. Anger

5. Charity

6. Sloth and

7. Lust

I was little surprised to see Greed included in works of mercy and Charity considered as a sin but the priest cum Guide says the Greed is swapped with Charity, reminder of Good within Evil and Evil within Good.

There is also carving of so many plants inside the Chapel in that one plant carving was interesting and intriguing also. The plant was from the “New World” and the interesting things about this is that the carving was made almost a century before the famous discovery of New World by Columbus!

Priest asked me to stand in a place and look straight upwards, there was one spoke at the ceiling, pointed downwards. He said that people felt their energy level rising while standing at that particular point. Dan Brown in his book " Da Vinci code" has mentioned this place. As per the book " Holy Grail" is buried down under. I stood there for a while, waiting for something to happen.


The Old Monk said...

Interesting blog. My 2 cents on this entry, if you will.

The 7 corporal works of mercy are:
Feed the hungry
Give drink to the thirsty
Clothe the naked
Shelter the Homeless (and not Display Greed)
Visit the sick
Visit the imprisoned
Bury the dead

And the 7 deadly sins are:

Your blog entry actually gave me a chance to brush up on religion so thanks for that :)

sandeep varma said...

Thanks for the comment