Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
Life of Pi Part 1, Chapter 16 Summary
How It All Goes Down
- Pi tells us his Auntie Rohini took him to a temple when he was an infant. And that's why he loves all religions.
- He loves Hinduism for its rituals and fragrances and vibrancy.
- He also really believes in the principle of Brahman saguna and atman, where the divine manifest in the world connects with the divine in human beings. (See Themes: Religion for more.)
- Pi gives a wave of the finger to fundamentalists and literalists. He tells a nice story about Lord Krishna and a nice story about a woman in Toronto to illustrate his point. Suffice it to say, Pi likes it when people love God and each other.
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