Converted Buddhist of Apple's visionary Steve Jobs dead at 56

By Tendar Tsering

Steve Jobs at I-Phone 3 G 'S' launch
DHARAMSHALA October 6: Steve Jobs, the man who himself reportedly claimed as a converted Buddhist, who gave the world I-pot and I-phone died on Wednesday at the age of 56.

The Apple's visionary who changed the daily habits of millions around the world by changing the technology world within decades, some times his theory of success mysteriously goes back to his conversion to Buddhism.

"Focus and simplicity," Steve told the reporters as one of his key mantras to success.

"Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple." Jobs said "but it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."

Steve Jobs was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he was an adopted son and a man who faced several of failures including failing to pass his graduate semester exam.

However, the Buddhist and technology icon put in practice what the Tibetan Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama once said that if one want to success nine times, one has to fail nine times.

Buddhist philosophy not only teaches one how to live and reach enlightenment but also focus on death. The Dalai Lama wrote in his book "The way to Freedom" that of all the different kinds of awareness, awareness of death and impermanence is best.

The man behind the Apple company who reinvented the world's computing, music and mobile phone industries once spoke about mortality as being  great motivator.

"Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life,” said the Apple's visionary while addressing the Sanford University students at a graduation function.

Surprisingly he died yesterday at the age of 56 over which the world over mourns for the death at a age where one still can turn some more stones.

Steve Jobs started Apple with a high school friend in 1976, and was forced out after a decade, and again entered back into the  company and  turned the company into an icon technology company by inventing high qualified, smart and sexy  I-phone and I-phone products one after another.

I-phone 4G 'S' has been launched days back and I-Phone 5 will come into the market weeks later.

Jobs has died by his long battled cancer and the Silicon Valley icon resigned from post of CEO of the world's largest technology corporation 'Apple' in August handing the reins to his hand picked current Chief Executive Tim Cook.

He was born on February 24, 1955, and he is survived by his three children and his wife, Laurene Powell, whose wedding was presided by a Buddhist monk. He also had a daughter with a woman he dated prior to marrying.

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