Pi begins his pursuit of truth before embarking on his expedition across the ocean as a Hindu. Hindu’s believe that when you die your spirit is reborn into another body either an animal or a human being. What a person is reborn as depends on their karma. The Hinduism sublime objective is to leave the harsh material world and to be united with Brahman the Hindu God. “The truth of life is that Brahman is no different from atman,” the spirit, soul or atman is eternal (Martel 53). This goal is reached through prayer, ritual and the ideals of Hindu living: self-control, detachment, purity, truth, charity, non-violence and the deepest compassion toward all creatures. Pi was a vegetarian because of his religious practices. He had practiced Hinduism for quite a long time and did not dare practice another religion. Pi is a person dedicated to finding his connection to the eternal. However, he was intrigued by what others believed and wanted to better understand the accuracy in other religions. He spoke to a priest about the Christian religion in search of what they believed. Pi was in disbelief. He could not understand why one person of divine power would die for the lives of other mortal people. The priest told Pi that Jesus died for his people because of love (Martel 61). Catholics believe that God loves every person and forgives... [continues]
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