Dictionary of Key Spiritual Terms

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Biblical: 8th century B.C. prophet of Israel: ཡོ་​ན་​ནི་​ཡ་​ཧོ་​བའི་​སྤྱན་​དྲུང་​ནས་​འབྲོས། Jonah fled from the presence of the Lord (Jon. 1:3).

Buddhist: The story of Jonah has a parallel in the story of གུ་​རུ་​མི་​ན་​པ། a layman who was swallowed by a fish, miraculously heard the dharma at the bottom of the sea, remained 12 years in meditation inside the fish, and was finally released onto the land to proclaim the Bst. dharma. His story is told in the གྲུབ་​ཐོབ་​བརྒྱད་​ཅུ་​རྩ་​བཞིའི་​ལོ་​རྒྱུས། (BLI 47).