Dictionary of Key Spiritual Terms

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yo na/ 

Biblical: 8th century B.C. prophet of Israel: yo na ni ya ho ba'i spyan drung nas 'bros/  Jonah fled from the presence of the Lord (Jon. 1:3).

Buddhist: The story of Jonah has a parallel in the story of gu ru mi na pa/  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 grub thob brgyad cu rtsa bzhi'i lo rgyus/  (BLI 47).