Thai monks say Steve Jobs has been reincarnated as a divine being

Thai monks say Steve Jobs has been reincarnated as a divine being
The co-founder of Apple and one of the most influential people the world has seen, Steve Jobs, has been reincarnated as a "divine being," according to an abbot from a Thai Buddhist sect.

Phra Thepyanmahamuni, the abbot of the Wat Phra Dhammakaya, actually explained that Jobs is living in a parallel universe and described what Jobs’ living space and daily life look like:

We couldn’t help but smile, and we guess if you’re not involved in any religion that would be your reaction too. Steve Jobs was known to be a deeply spiritual person, embarking on a trip to India in his early years, seeking for enlightenment and mentorship, and is known to have spend hours on end meditating in the seating position of Zen buddhists at the Tassajara Zen Center in San Francisco.

And as to his views on the afterlife? Jobs wasn’t sure and in an interview, given just a year prior to his death he said:

source: The Bangkok Post



1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

All well and good for spirituality, but I would hazard a guess that charitable contributions don't erase being a narcissistic magalomaniac who tries to eke every penny out of their supply chain and workforce, especially when suicides and negative health effects stem from it.

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ohh my. What do Thai Monks know about tech? I thought Monks lived their lives the old way, away from technology. Something about this seems very off.

45. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Yeah... supposedly Asian monks are not supposed to own any gadgets. They're supposed to restrict themselve from any materialistic need/want and keep living their life to the simplist.

50. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Yes something seems wrong here,I don't think any Buddhist practice would agree that an individual who'declared nuclear war' on a fellow human or company while also simultaneously looking to maximise full potential material possession and wealth extracted in his earthly days from those in a less fortunate position than himself would be considered a divine or highly ascended being

52. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Most of the monks we see nowadays barely practices any of the traditional practices (altho they SHOULD). They drive cars, watch tv, use iPod eat spaghetti and pizzas... They are living the life, in a very vegetarian way. Not to mention many of them are unbelievably rich.

69. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

they were paid by some body to say stuff like that

78. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

not all monks are real, some of them are "tiger using sheep`s skin"

79. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

It wouldnt surprise me if Apple furnished each one of the monks with iPads,iPhones and iPods...

35. MeoCao unregistered

Jobs is smiling at us from every iPhone

40. smartphonemad

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

That would be disturbing

71. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

no, he is laughing how he sold so many retarded phones (just icons, no Bluetooth transfer, no file management, no email link open in YOUR browser) :)

43. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Steve Jobs will haunt all iPhone and iPad users to buy more Apps so he will stop haunting.

46. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Pretty sure he was reincarnated as a patent troll.

77. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Yes, he IS living in a parallel reality... It's called HELL!!!! lol

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Igod in an iheaven.. But he cant conquer the galaxy of his dreams...

4. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Cue:three stars

5. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

oh Geeezzzzz... This article just screams ibashing! Let’s count all the Steve job insults... There's already three above mine!

7. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Man, for a moment I read "Thai monkey"! Ray S. should stop making jokes about monkeys, it's just melting my brain.

44. Ray.S

Posts: 459; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Monkeys, monkeys, monkeys!

47. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Noooo!!! Seriusly, I just read this article after reading the one for the poll of the Samsung Galaxy III, the HTC One X and the stuffed monkey. It took me a while to realize it was a "monk". Lol

9. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

and Apple Patent the word MONK

10. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yeah, sure, if scum like him can be reincarnated as a divine being, I'm sure I'll be the next Messiah lol

11. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

There should be an app for reincarnation.

17. whoisnetworkdood

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

I am skeptical of this as Jobs left behind bad karma - in the afterlife that is not good.

22. youmadbro

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

"Apart from that the new divine being has about 20 celestial servants at his service which comes from karma he obtained from charitable nature during his human form like donating money, objects and knowledge for others and society." Wow!!!!

27. whoisnetworkdood

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

jobs did not believe in donating money....the objects and knowledge came at a price...

74. youmadbro

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Indeed. That's why I had to highlight that funny part.

32. ilia1986 unregistered

I bet that in this parallel universe he uses an Android phone, and has Linux installed on his custom-made PC. :)

33. MeoCao unregistered

There are ignorant and stupid and arrogant monks who claim to know everything. where is Jobs now: he is in paradise of course as god has pardoned him for trying to destroy Android.

34. mrvid

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 02, 2008

in 2000 years there will be an ibible! And everyone will go to the ichurch! This is how crap like this gets started!!

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