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    "strain"in this sentence meas "tension"or "type"?

    There is a sentence I cannot understand.
    Physically they may be passed on in whatever manner is peculiar to a specific strain.
    Does the word "strain" here mean "a state of worry and tension caused by a difficult situation",or " a strain of a germ, plant, or other organism is a particular type of it"?

    The following is the context, a paragraph in Seth material, wait your answer on line!

    Individually, each "victim" was to one extent or another a "victim" of apathy, despair, or hopelessness, which
    automatically lowered bodily defenses.

    Not only do such states of mind lower the defenses, however, but they activate and change the body's chemistries,
    alter its balances, and initiate disease conditions. Many viruses inherently capable of causing death, in normal
    conditions contribute to the overall health of the body, existing side by side as it were with other viruses, each
    contributing quite necessary activities that maintain bodily equilibrium.

    If certain viruses are triggered, however, to higher activity or overproduction by mental states, they then become
    "deadly."
    Physically they may be passed on in whatever manner is peculiar to a specific strain. Literally, individual mental problems of sufficient severity emerge as social, mass diseases.

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    Re: "strain"in this sentence meas "tension"or "type"?

    That particular type.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "strain"in this sentence meas "tension"or "type"?

    Quote Originally Posted by laujenny View Post
    There is a sentence I cannot understand.
    Physically they may be passed on in whatever manner is peculiar to a specific strain.
    Does the word "strain" here mean "a state of worry and tension caused by a difficult situation",or " a strain of a germ, plant, or other organism is a particular type of it"?

    The following is the context, a paragraph in Seth material, wait your answer on line!

    Individually, each "victim" was to one extent or another a "victim" of apathy, despair, or hopelessness, which
    automatically lowered bodily defenses.

    Not only do such states of mind lower the defenses, however, but they activate and change the body's chemistries,
    alter its balances, and initiate disease conditions. Many viruses inherently capable of causing death, in normal
    conditions contribute to the overall health of the body, existing side by side as it were with other viruses, each
    contributing quite necessary activities that maintain bodily equilibrium.

    If certain viruses are triggered, however, to higher activity or overproduction by mental states, they then become
    "deadly."
    Physically they may be passed on in whatever manner is peculiar to a specific strain. Literally, individual mental problems of sufficient severity emerge as social, mass diseases.
    This refers to people becoming ill from viruses that are passed on from others. A specific strain refers to a particular line of a virus. For what it's worth, the content of the passage is nonsense, in my opinion. I know of no viruses that exist in the human body that contribute to the body's health and then can kill it when circumstances change.

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    Re: "strain"in this sentence meas "tension"or "type"?

    Thank you so much for your reply! There are many different opinions in Seth Material, but I like it.

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    Re: "strain"in this sentence meas "tension"or "type"?

    Thank you!

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    Re: "strain"in this sentence meas "tension"or "type"?

    Jenny, we appreciate that you want to say thank you, but you can just click on the "Thank" button under the post. That way we don't think there is a new question on the thread and we know we were able to help you.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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