Fijians are lucky to live in a country where different cultures can get along and people of different religions practise openly.
This is the view of Hindi scholar Swami Anantacharaya Ji Maharaj, who is in the country giving discourse at the Muanivatu Ram Mandir in Suva.
However, he also believes modern society should make changes to the way we honour our parents and preserve our culture.
Known as Swami Ji to most of his followers, the founding member of Krishna Bhakti Prachar Sangh and Radha Maghav Divya Desh Burja Road Vrindavan, is on his third visit to the country.
Swami Ji is the highest title given to those who study Hinduism and they make many sacrifices to gain it.
Muanivatu Ram Mandir secretary Sada Reddy said the best part of Swami Ji's discourse was that he placed emphasis on human values ù a trait missing in today's society.
"His discourses mainly encourage youths to respect their mothers and fathers as these are the best gift children can give their parents," said Mr Reddy.
"No matter how educated or how much money you have, the only way to repay your parents is by giving them the respect they deserve, this is the crux of the knowledge Swami Ji imparts to those who come to listen."