To love anyone from a different culture, it is important to be willing to accept them for who they are and not try to change them.You might not understand or even agree with certain points regarding their culture, but bear in mind that they likely think the exact same way as you and that their beliefs are just as valid.These castes ordain peoples' places in the world and what they can achieve.
The major deities or avatars are Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer.
Different sects may worship individual avatars or representations of the supreme being.
Even if a person's deeds are not punished or rewarded in this life, the Hindus believe that he may see the consequences in the next life.
This belief in reincarnation is called samsara and directly relates to the notion of karma.
Over the centuries, varying folk practices adapted to and added onto the practice of Hinduism, blending various deities and spirits into representations of the same supreme being.
Early on, Hindu beliefs reinforced the caste system in India, which divides society into four classes - Priest and Holy People, Warriors, Merchants, and Peasants.The Mahabharata is an epic poem in the Hindu tradition, written sometime between 500BCE and 100CE.The poem describes the doings of Prince Arjuna and his relationship with Krishna, a major deity.A specific section of the poem, called the Bhagavad Gita, is one of the most popular Hindu texts, as it contains guidance from Krishna on practicing Hinduism in an entertaining story.While Hindus believe in a supreme being, or god, he represents himself in hundreds of forms or avatars, which reflect parts of his essence.The major texts, dating back to Hinduism's formation, are the Vedas. The Vedas contain holy hymns, guidelines for priests, chants, prayers and sacrificial information.