The life of Pi
The moral of the story is…
Young Pi earnestly explores many different religions while his father laughs. Pi’s father Santosh Patel told this to Pi at the dining table, when he was getting inquisitive about different religions and wanted to follow all of them at the same time. It’s difficult to follow different paths at the same time and often create confusion and make it difficult to stay focused.
Santosh Patel: “ Piscine, you cannot follow three different religions at the same time.”
Pi Patel : “Why not?”
Santosh Patel: “Because, believing in everything at once is the same thing as believing in nothing.”
As the story unfolds though, we learn the important lesson that religion is not the end, simply a means to our own deeply personal understanding of the world and beyond. This awareness and acceptance could help us avoid wars, bigotry, and intolerances around the world.
Learn to co-exist
After the whale incident, Pi had to reconcile to the fact that he has to live with Mr. Parker on the lifeboat, an idea which he had been resisting so far. As a first step, he decided to start communicating with Mr. Parker and also set out marking their territories and setting some rules. Having Mr. Parker on board also kept him alert at all times. When Mr. Parker jumped in the waters of Pacific Ocean, looking for fish, Pi helped him to get on board and slowly, he started...