23/08/2012 09:38 BST | Updated 22/10/2012 10:12 BST

Steve Jobs 'Reincarnated As A Divine Being', Has 20 Servants In The Afterlife

The late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been reincarnated as a 'divine being', according to a Buddhist abbot in Thailand.

The Bangkok Post reports that Phra Thepyanmahamuni, abbot of the Wat Phra Dhammakaya, said that Jobs was living in a parallel universe.

Jobs reportedly has about 20 servants in the afterlife, and lives in a six-storey silver metal building which resembles the products he made in life.

Apparently the sermon on Jobs' afterlife was delivered in response to a question posed by an Apple employee who follows the religion and the order.

Thepyanmahamuni said that Jobs was "reincarnated as a divine being".

The abbot said, according to the Post: "His reincarnation is a "Thepphabhut Phumadeva [divinity] of middle rank - half a Witthayathorn, half yak" that lives in a parallel universe not very far away from where he was as a human."

He added:

"Concerning the living space of this new divine being: it is a very clean-cut, simple and middle-sized, six-story in height, which is built with silver metal and crystal in large quantities and that is not very far away from where he used to work in his human form.

"Apart from that the new divine being has about 20 celestial servants at his service which comes from karma he obtained from charitable nature during his human form like donating money, objects and knowledge for others and society"

Jobs was a famously spiritual person, but when asked was not certain about the existence of an afterlife.

"Sometimes I think it's just like an on-off switch. Click and you're gone," he said in an interview before his death in October 2011.

"And that's why I don't like putting on-off switches on Apple devices."