The tech genius and silicon valley’s first known celebrity CEO who established Apple and its products around the world; has his roots in a deeper level of mind that he nourished with the philosophy of the far East!
The masters of India and the knowledge that truly resides here beyond religion, influenced Jobs to make the ‘Apple’ more related to the human interface. Ever since his high school, spiritual nature of humanity intrigued Jobs a lot, however Jobs read many books but he released 16 of them that has ‘Paramahansa Yogananda’s An Autobiography of a Yogi!’
Jobs read “Autobiography of a Yogi” when he was in high school. As he got busied in his career but stuck with sickness in the body, he went to the Himalayas for thought, there he re-read the book.
Jobs described his experience: There was a copy of “Autobiography of a Yogi” in English that a previous traveller had left, and I read it several times, because there was not a lot to do, and I walked around from village to village and recovered from my dysentery.
The book remained a major part of Jobs’ life. He reread it every year. In the 16 book list, the spiritual books include, ‘Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism’ by Chogyam Trungpa, ‘The Way of the White Clouds’ by Lama Anagarika Govinda, Be Here Now by Ram Das, Meetings with Remarkable Men by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff,’ and ‘Ramakrishna and his Disciples’ by Christopher Isherwood.
– Viswanath Venkat Dasari