Sunday, January 17, 2010
The Door of the Meditation Centre
JONAH and the WHALE
The story of Jonah is very significant in that it shows the prophetic figure as emerging out of the enclosed space of the Whale’s body, to be born again in a land where the Prophet is sent to witness to the Divine Word, and call people to change their way of life. The element of Water, and the symbol of the fish is found in Indian mythology, the fish being associated with Makara, which literally means “That which does with its mouth...’Ma’---‘kara’ “ This image of the Water monster can also be understood as linked to the Biblical creature known as Leviathan, which inhabits the depths.