Life Of Pi Essay On Religion

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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition for faith is, “belief in the existence of God [and] strong religious feelings or beliefs.” This strong feeling of faith is experienced by Pi in the novel, The Life of Pi by Yann Martel, and has a huge role in his life. Pi also found a growing interest in different religions. Exploring the beliefs of Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam, Pi began his journey of religion and faith. These two themes followed Pi all the way through this unimaginable adventure until much later on in his life when his adventure was referred to as “a story that will make you believe in God.” Pi is unusual because he embrace’s three religions in his life. Piscine Patel, born and raised in Pondicherry, India was like most children …show more content…
Kumar) would pray together, and practice the dhikr together (the ninety-nine names of god). Soon the boy had added Islam to his list of practiced religions. Praying to Allah, Jesus, and Brahman to some people would seem contradictory, or even insane but Pi exclaims that, “[With] the presence of God is the finest of rewards.” But alas, there was conflict with having Pi practice multiple religions. Soon the priests, the pandits, and the imams found out about Pi’s practice with other religions. When the religious officials confronted Pi and got into a brawl about what religion was better and what religion he should dedicate himself to. They finally looked to the Pi who exclaims that Bapu Ghandi once said, “All religions are true,” and that, “I just want to love God.” With that the pandit, the priest, and the imam walked away astounded by the boy’s religious wisdom, and Pi was left with his freedom to continue practicing his religions. Although studying, praying, and worshiping for multiple religions is quite rare, Piscine uses his extraordinary love of god to express his faith. Along the way Mr. Kumar and Father Martin help him understand and interpret the importance of

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