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How Hinduism Inspired Steve Jobs? Did It?

Steve Jobs (1955-2011), the man who changed the way we communicate, did visit India in search of enlightenment – to the ashram of Neem Karoli Baba. Did Jobs understand the true teachings of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism)? This question might go unanswered. But he did believe in Karma. He was a vegetarian, liked yoga and was known for his strong love and compassion for animals.
Did Steve Jobs actually speak about Hindu influence – an instance that is widely quoted regarding this is StanfordUniversity commencement address in 2005.
Steve said – “I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna Temple. O loved it.” In the same speech he mentioned Karma. You have to trust in something – your destiny, life, Karma…
Gandhiji was a great influence on Steve Jobs.  Mahatma Gandhi was one of his personal heroes.
When asked by Time magazine about his choice for the person of the century in the year, 1999, Jobs replied, "Mohandas Gandhi is my cho…