...the voyage of Pi mirrors the process of his spiritual awakening as his ship sinks, he comes to this realization discuss.
Pi Patel demonstrates the undeniable control and human strength of deep suffering releasing his internal spirituality.
First paragraph: Past
Pi lives only in the present. What else can he do? He stops worrying about his destination, since it is unknown. He stops worrying about the past, since it already happened. He spends his energy with maximum utility just in surviving (and indeed, living) each day. It's a simple existence, and it doesn't bring many pleasures, but Pi notes every occurrence and finds creative ways to adapt to each new event. Stripped of his old lifestyle, he finds all sorts of new skills (and indeed, freedoms) that he didn't know he had.
He drifted on the ocean's currents, just as we must follow our practice wherever it leads us. He didn't try to control where he was, but he did pay careful attention to his surroundings, taking precautions when storms were coming and doing his best to preserve his food and water, and provide protection for himself. He recognized early on that his actions had consequences, and could be fatal if he made a major mistake. Similarly, we must realize and see clearly how our actions affect ourselves and the world, taking care not to do damage in our voyage through life.
Pi’s father taught him his job about caring for animals and how they interact with their surroundings. This knowledge plays a key role in Pi’s survival on a lifeboat with Richard Parker.
. The importance of spending time in the Pacific Ocean where Pi is isolated, helped him develop a relationship with Richard Parker, a 450 pound Bengal tiger, and grow more confident with himself.