“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Steve Jobs, Trungpa, Suzuki

Oh yes. He read Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa. I gave a copy to Slavoj Žižek about ten years ago. And he read Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki. Two of my favorite Buddhism books and the first two I read. And he was married by Kobun Chino Roshi and went on retreat at Tassajara, where my friend Alan used to work.

That contemplative aesthetic is for sure embodied in Macs and other Apple products. This post is a very extensive and very well done account of all this.

1 comment:

bobbyjgeorge said...

Almost finished with the biography. This great tradition influenced everything.