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Faith and Imagination
Transcript of Faith and Imagination
and become closer to God. Needed balance between
imagination and faith. "Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to." "Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow." Photo Sources:
http://www.justj.nl/wp-content/uploads/hold-on.jpg Pi used his faith to create a daily routine in which he practiced his religious rituals. It was Pi's faith that kept him positive of survival. "I felt like the sage Markandeya, who fell out of Vishnu's mouth while Vishnu was sleeping and so beheld the entire universe, everything there is. Before the sage could die of fright, Vishnu awoke and to him back into his mouth" Martel. Pi's adapted rituals brought him closer to God.
"The blackness would stir and eventually go away, and God would remain, a shining point in my heart." Martel. Piscine often imagined he could
talk to animals in order to cope
with his anguish Pi spoke to a turtle,
"I said to it, 'Go tell a ship I'm here. Go, Go.'"
Martel Pi created a story, whether it be the one with animals, or humans. The stories purposes were to help cope with his traumatizing experience. His imagination allowed him to create a
paradise out of a carnivorous island.