The Portuguese Section of the Theosophical Society (Adyar) expresses its happiness for having received Miss Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu, Chairman of the European Federation of the Theosophical Society, from the 23rd to the 28th of May, 2013. Miss Kim-Diêu is very well-known among the members of the Portuguese Section, and the wisdom which she has shared with all in the last ten years has been always a great source of inspiration.
Miss Kim-Diêu visited Porto, Lisbon and Évora.
At Porto a talk was delivered to the members and sympathizers of Dharma and Horus Lodges. The theme was “The Dharma of the Theosophical Movement.” About 25 participants attended the session.
The second talk, open to the general public, was delivered at Lisbon. The theme was “Crisis, Progress, Evolution: Which Perspectives?” About 50 participants attended the session.
The last talk, also public, was delivered at Évora, which is a World Heritage Site at the Public Library of the town. As during the previous visits to Évora, where Miss Kim-Diêu is always appreciated, the municipality of the town integrated her talk in its weekly cultural program. The theme was “The Salvation of Humanity Resides in the Revolution of Oneself.” About 45 participants attended this event.
The three talks were complemented with sessions of questions and answers, giving the opportunity to all the participants to reflect on and deepen different aspects of the themes.
The talks which formed a trilogy were deeply interlinked. From “The Dharma of the Theosophical Movement”, deepening our understanding of various aspects of the theosophical movement and its importance in the today’s world, to “Crisis, Progress, Evolution: Which Perspectives?” giving an ampler view of crisis and clarifying the difference between progress and evolution, the last talk emphasized the urgent need of the revolution of oneself as the means to the salvation of humanity. Indeed a subtle link between the three talks gives to this trilogy a deep theosophical meaning, based on a vision where tradition and modernity are interwoven without any contradiction.
The Portuguese Section of the Theosophical Society, in a very respectful but also affectionate way, thanks Miss Kim-Diêu for having shared with us her pragmatic vision and her deep thoughts on the different subjects, always with great attentiveness and clarity interlaced with humor.