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    a sentence,help!

    Here is a sentence I cannot understand :
    This leads you to think in terms of a very limited progress both in individual terms and in terms of your species as a whole.
    Dose it mean:This leads you to think that the progress is very limited, or This leads you to think the matter of progress in a very limited way?

    The following is the context, which comes from the Seth Material, Im sorry it is quite long.

    Other assumptions accepted for the same reason include the idea that all perception comes through your physical senses; in other words, that all information comes from without, and that no information can come from within. You therefore are forced to focus intensely upon the actions of the play. Now these various plays, these creative period pieces represent what you would call reincarnational lives.
    They all exist basically at one time. Those who are still involved in these highly complicated passion-play seminars called reincarnational existences, find it difficult to see beyond them. Some, resting between productions, as it were, try to communicate with those who are still taking part; but they themselves are merely in the wings, so to speak, and can only see so far.
    The plays seem to be taking place one before the other, and so these communications seem to intensify the false idea that time is a series of moments, passing in a single line from some inconceivable beginning to some equally inconceivable end.
    This leads you to think in terms of a very limited progress both in individual terms and in terms of your species as a whole. You think, those of you who have even considered reincarnation, "Well, certainly the race must have progressed from the time of the Middle Ages," although you greatly fear it has not; or you turn to technological progress and say, "At least we have come a long way in that direction."
    You may smile and think to yourself that it is quite difficult to imagine a Roman senator addressing the multitudes through a microphone, for example; his children, watching his performance on television. But all of this is highly misleading. Progress does not exist in the terms that you consider it to, any more than time does.
    In each play, both individually and en masse, different problems are set up. Progress can be measured in terms of the particular ways in which those problems were solved or not solved. Great advances have been made in certain periods. For example, great offshoots appeared that from your viewpoint you might not consider progress at all.
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    Progress has nothing to do with time, you see, but with psychic and spiritual focus. Each play is entirely different from any other. It is not correct, therefore, to suppose that your actions in this life are caused by a previous existence, or that you are being punished in this life for crimes in a past one. The lives are simultaneous.

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    Re: a sentence,help!

    You think that individuals and the species do not make much progress.

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    Note that a better title for this thread would have been "This leads you to think".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    I am not a teacher.

    Or, how to say "in terms" three times in the same sentence.

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    Thank you so 牧场!

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    #6
    Hello, laujenny.
    I don't know what "牧场" stands for (It might be a Chinese character which represents "much".), but you don't have to create a new post to express your gratitude.
    I quote from one of Rover_KE's posts:
    "Your appreciation is welcome, but there is no need to write a new post to say Thank you. Simply click the Thank button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question."


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    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I don't know what "牧场" stands for
    "牧场" is the Chinese term for "ranch" and is typed by keying in "mu chang". The OP intended to type "much", so it was a typo.

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