in order to learn more about hinduism / india i followed the idea our travel guide suggested and i've read the 800+ pages of bhagavad gita. the book describes a dialog between god krishna and prince arjuna on the historic battlefield at kurukshetra. the chariot driver krishna (krshna) answers his friend arjuna 100 questions and doing so explains the philosophy of life. the bhagavad gita (often just gita or geeta) is a part of the ancient indian vedas (knowledge texts). btw, in slovak language means the word 'veda' science, so it has s.th. to do with wisdom in every case :-)
if possible, choose a different edition to read that interesting stuff by yourself, will you? :o) of course, there were also many interesting ideas/explanations/beliefs about the sense of life, what is after physical death, about the soul and it was nice explained why we should not eat animals ...
let repeat first, what hinduism is according the knowledge/impressions i've collected last year in northern india:
chakka, i've got a hint to better explained bhagavad gita wisdom ==> please read what sadhguru has to say:
if you don't know sadhguru at all, here are 2-3 short videos of his teaching:
#2 (miracle of life, breathing, sense of life is to live, try to stop breathing, .. i hope i will find this short+funny wisdom, too)
#3 ten quotes