SHIP of Lovingkindness

Chapter 2 ("Relearning Loveliness") of Lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg ends with an exercise devoted to "Phrases of Lovingkindness". It suggests four classical wishes to make for one's self and for others: freedom from danger, and possession of "mental happiness", "physical happiness", and "ease of well-being". Perhaps ill-translated? Definitely a mixed bag of words and clauses, a negative and three positives, requiring much sub-text to explain.

Better for starters, a simple, grammatically consistent, and positive list: safety, happiness, health, and peace. And instead of hoping for happiness, how about striving for insight and the joy that it brings? The resulting set of metta mantras:

... with nicely mnemonic initials: SHIP!

(cf. Come SAIL Away (2011-11-26), ...) - ^z - 2015-08-18