It is no secret that Apple founder Steve jobs was a Buddhist. He was seriously interested in Zen and diligently practiced Eastern religion. Russian developers together with the President of the international chess Federation FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has issued a special messenger intended for Buddhists. The app is called Kirsan.
Messenger is available to users of smartphones running iOS and Android and allows you to use the features of sending text, audio and video, files of any format and size. The messenger highlights the company’s Protocol for interaction with the weak networks and allows you to stay connected more stable than when using other messengers, noted the company.
The inspirer of the project Kirsan Ilyumzhinov supervises the project the ideological part, involved in the development of new services that contribute to the unification interested in Buddhism, people from all over the world. In the near future the app will add new features including appear smart algorithm instant transfer of messages and earn interactive games — chess and go, will be the calendar of religious holidays and events.
“We live in an age of technology in which social media plays a vital role. Thus, if we said about the messenger as about the means of communication only to the Buddhists, those who do not profess our religion, we would have received about him is highly distorted. Note: messenger is not only for Buddhists, but for all people of the world seeking to establish communication with representatives of other religions”, – said the representative of the Dalai Lama to Russia and CIS countries, the Supreme Lama of Kalmykia, telo Tulku Rinpoche.
The founder of Apple was a Buddhist in 1973, after a trip to India. The passion of Steve jobs was not a mere Annex to his brilliant career in the Silicon valley. Young man looking for jobs not just superficially interested in Zen, Ocharovanie its exotic aesthetics. He was a serious and diligent practitioner who undertook lengthy meditation retreats in Tassajara – the first Zen monastery in the USA. Jobs spent weeks contemplating the empty wall, as expressed by the Zen followers, watching games of their consciousness.
Ex-Apple CEO insisted that the path of the Buddha is open to every mortal, and say that life is just a moment, “Your time is limited, so don’t live someone else’s life. Don’t be hostage to dogma, following other thoughts.” After jobs was diagnosed with cancer, his philosophy helped to continue the fruitful life.