My teacher sent me this. What do you think would be the best to be used in reference to domanassa, so that skilful/unskilful qualities can increase/decline?
>Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 09:57:52 +0800
>From: Aggacitta Bhikkhu <aggacitta.bhikkhu@...>
>Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [Pali] Re: sevitabba
>I checked my digital Pali-Myanmar dict., and it says that "sevati" has a range of meanings:
>1. depend on, use, 2. associate, 3. approach, 4. make a living, 5. attend to, nurse, 6. utilise, 7. experience.
>It also traces the root to "seva" with the following meanings:
>sevana - dependence, use
>aaraadhana - satisfaction
>upabhu~njana - utilisation, experience
>aasaya - dependence, association
>So, it looks like there is no single English word that can be used to render "sevati" and one has to translate according to context.