Roles of Men and Women
The Second Ashrama - "Grihastha" or the Householder Stage
The Third Ashrama - "Vanaprastha" or the Hermit Stage
The Fourth Ashrama - "Sannyasa" or the Wandering Ascetic Stage.
Influence on Modern Day Indian Culture
Role of The Natural World
The earth can be seen as a manifestation of the goddess, and must be treated with respect.
• The five elements - space, air, fire, water, and earth - are the foundation of an interconnected web of life.
• Dharma - often translated as “duty” - can be reinterpreted to include our responsibility to care for the earth.
• Simple living is a model for the development of sustainable economies.
• Our treatment of nature directly affects our karma.
So a big part of their religeon is to take care of the environment. Which they are bad at.