Steve Jobs attains Nirvana with his Last Will and Testament
“The first story,” said Steve, “is about connecting the dots.”
As Steve related, the computer fonts that he was inspired to create, after his visits to the Hare Krishna temple that he loved so much, are made up of tiny dots. These ‘dots’ can be connected to form words and express ideas in many different languages, but remain completely unintelligible to anyone not trained in their interpretation.
For Steve’s first story at his Stanford speech he made the first mention of something that HE loved.
“… I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.” (3:00 in Video here).
Steve was evidently thinking of this oft-repeated verse from Srmrid Bhagvatam when he composed his “Hare Krishna temple. I loved it” speech – delivered at Stanford in 2005.
“…[Anyone] can immediately becomes eligible to perform Vedic sacrifices if he once utters the holy name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or chants about Him, hears about His pastimes, offers Him obeisances or even remembers Him.” SB 3:33 6
As he prepared the speech, he read it over and over, carefully rearranging the words. He made certain there were no allusions to meditation, Zen Buddhism, or any other mundane material philosophy so that people might be mislead or misconstrue his words and intentions.
The night before the commencement he read it again. Yes, it was perfect now. Steve Jobs, programming and marketing genius, expert at minimization and efficiency, had penned his Last Will and Testament.
In a simple paragraph, certain to be misunderstood by the uninitiated, he expressed the greatest Love and most powerful influence that he knew had been directing his life from before he was born. “Hare Krishna temple. I loved it.”
Steve’s last words
Steve’s last words, ‘Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow’, hint that he may indeed have attained freedom from the cycle of birth and death by his proclamation of faith in the power of Krishna’s name.
Steve’s “Hare Krishna temple. I loved it” speech at Stanford – 2005
Steve’s tragic relationship with his father Jandali.