Overwhelming Tolerance of Brahmin Iyers
We, the Iyers, owe this characteristic of overwhelmning tolerance, to our Great Adi Sankara, the founder of the Advaita System , to which we all belong.As a result, we worship all Gods, including animals, birds and reptiles. We tolerate all kinds of people, like we tolerate the dirty villains in the movie or the stupid buffoons. Sankara convinced us that all this Maya, a non-event, result of an illusive mind. We accept contradictions, contrasts, confrontations. Let any body say anything about us, we care a damn about it. That's our attitude, and that is what has helped us to survive in any society, be it Tamil Nadu or USA or Nigeria or even Dubai and Saudi Arabia. Our tolerance levels are the best among human beings. I wish this would be so, for ever.