Steve Jobs was enlightened. Enlightened beings create their will in the world, and most of the concerns of normal people don’t bother them. I am reminded of the memoir of a student of a Tibetan master who said,
“The first step in meeting a Buddha is embarrassment,” because you think he is a normal person. You go ‘how come this person does not think like I do and how come they say things in a way that no h’umble person will ever say’ and people will always talk bad about this person because an ego cannot stand actual enlightenment. An ego doesn’t even know what enlightenment is.
The truth is an enlightened person can see your thoughts. They know everything you’ve ever done and they know everything you ever will do. The great Eternal babaji, is known for hitting students with burning wood, and making them jump off cliffs to their deaths. To a muggle who is concerned with the preservation of the body, this is abhorrent, but to a being who is a soul first and knows truly what he is, these events are a pleasure.
Steve Jobs has all the marks of an enlightened being. I have no doubt this offended every ego in the room.