STEVE JOBS: LAST WORDS
Last words may sum up a life as
Buddha's "Be the lamp unto yourself."
and Wolfgang von Goethe's "More Light!"
Mona Simpson's "Eulogy" reveals
that Steve Jobs' last words were
"OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW."
That's similar to what Edison
said on his deathbed
"It is very beautiful over there."
Were both of these geniuses
embraced by the light as those
with near-death experiences?
Death may be likened to
going from the waking
to the deep sleep state
into the zero of emptiness
cinema screen or clear mirror
accepting all and rejecting none.
Mona suggests that Steve's
last words had to do with his
"capacity for wonderment"
reminding me of Shakespeare's
As You Like It (III.2.68)
"O wonderful... and most wonderful"
If we spell "OH" like "O" as in
Shakespeare's "O wonderful" then
Jobs last words may be rendered
"O WOW. O WOW. O WOW."
Inverting it in a mirror, we have
"OM OM. OM OM. OM OM."
While crossing to the other shore
Steve Jobs was chanting "OM"
to the Supreme Consciousness.
Peter Y. Chou
Mountain View, 10-31-2011
Steve Jobs in Buddhist yogic lotus posture