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Life of Pi Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1 Chapter 16 Summary

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Part 1 Chapter 16 Summary

Pi believes that we are born without religion and don't have any until we are introduced to it. Pi was introduced at a very early age by his mother's sister. His Aunti Rohini saw to it that she accompanied her sister and newborn nephew in the Hindu right of passage. From that day on Pi's interest in religion grew.

He still is a Hindu. He is faithful to the rites and rituals and their meanings. He is introduced to the different aspects of the Brahman. One is the world soul. Nirguna goes beyond understanding and even words. Saguna has qualities and fits within human understanding, which is expressed in the world around us, vegetation, animals and earth. Pi explains that the human soul seeks, throughout many lives, to become united with the Brahman. The difficulty or ease of this path is determined by Karma.

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