- What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?
My name is Miriam Martínez Suárez, and I’ve been a member of TS Spain since 2016.
- Are you active in your Lodge/Section and if so, what do you do?
Currently, I am a Council Member of my Lodge and cooperate with the National Section when needed to arrange activities.
Since the pandemic started, there has been an increasing activity in theosophical events, which is particularly relevant among the young theosophists as we hold monthly “online Zoom gatherings” both in Spanish and English. I help, along with other wonderful theosophical fellows, to set up, and to participate in these events,
- How did you first learn about Theosophy or come in contact with the Society?
Theosophy has always been present since both my parents are TS members. I am now starting to realize what a blessing that is.
- What does Theosophy mean to you?
Expressed poetically, Theosophy is like the Song of Life. It is a continuous discovery and transformation, always becoming and never-ending.
Theosophy is not only a mere body of doctrines, but it is the touch stone that can bring answers to the human family, understanding that allows us to endure through difficult personal circumstances and the chance to be of help in many ways, first and foremost “being the change you want to see in the world,” as Mahatma Gandhi once stated.
- What is your favorite Theosophical book and why?
It is difficult to pick just one, but I would say At the Feet of the Master by J. Krishnamurti, as this was the first book I ever read and it holds a special place in my heart. The simplicity, depth, and clarity of the teachings this small booklet contains make it, in my opinion, a “forever companion” in life.
- What in your opinion is the biggest challenge the TS is facing at the moment?
Like everything else, the challenge today is to think and act according to what times and circumstances require us to do. Adapting and keeping up with an ever-changing world can be a complicated task. However, this is my perspective and my challenge.
Sometimes I reflect on this thought: The TS is not a separated body from its members, quite on the contrary, they are the core of all of it and the challenges, the progress every single member of the TS makes, has a correlation in the TS as a whole body of action.
- Is there anything you would wish for the future of the Theosophical Movement?
I wish more people could realize how Theosophy can be a “game-changer,” a steppingstone to live a meaningful life, but for now, the vital thing to me seems to start taking the steps, building the foundations, giving the space for and if this happens. In this sense, a group of Young Theosophists is making a significant effort to revive the World Federation of Young Theosophists (WFYT), which is a hopeful step.
As students of Theosophy, we are “gardeners of thought,” we take care of our roots and plant seeds, keep the field clean and pay active attention so weeds do not take over the garden. Still, the fruits that may come, that is not for us, those may be a fertilizer for the garden to grow, keeping the song of Life alive.
From the editor:
Opinions and ideas expressed in the mini-interviews are exclusively of those who are being interviewed. They don’t necessarily represent the ideas and opinions of the compilers of Theosophy Forward. The responses of the interviewees are not edited for content. Some contributors give short answers to the questions while others touch upon the subject more elaborately.