The 7th Jar of Gold

The 7th Jar of Gold

["Here is a writing which is surely going to motivate you and make you think good. This piece of text is worth every bit, make sure you read it".]

There lived a carpenter in a small town. He was once returning home and had to cross a forest. He was midway and he heard a voice from nowhere. It was a tree that was speaking.

Tree: O poor man, would you care to stop by and like to possess seven jars of gold?

Carpenter: I… err… sure, thank you for showing pity on a poor man like me! How I wish I have seven jars of gold with me.

Tree: So shall it be. Now go home. You will see your wish come true.

The carpenter went home anxiously and there really were seven jars of gold as told by the tree. The poor man was overwhelmed by this little magic that took place in his life. He thought that all his difficulties and misery would come to an end.

He checked all the jars one by one. All of them were filled with gold except the seventh jar which was only half filled.

A series of thoughts ran into his mind. He wanted the seventh jar to be as full as others.

And from that day, there was only one passion – to fill the seventh jar of gold. He worked harder and longer, he ate less, avoided celebrations, stopped buying new clothes and cut down on whatever possible. He saved money and filled the seventh jar with gold. Yet, the jar was not full.

He sold some of his belongings, begged his employer to increase his pay, he denied himself of every pleasure in order to save. Yet the jar was not full. No matter what the poor man did, the magic jar refused to be filled up completely- It remained, as before, partly empty.

This is what is happening to most of us. We dwell so much on little negative things happening in our life that we overlook the abundance of positivity. We deny ourselves the beauty of life just because of some small stupid problem.

There is also a saying which goes something like:

When one door of happiness closes; another opens. But often, we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us

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JSSATE :: Book Downloads

JSSATE :: Amazing Book Collection

In a few weeks we all would have finished our exams. Very soon a new batch of students will be entering JSSATE. I hope this blog will help them familiarize with the college.

Coming back to the book downloads. I think we should extend this blog to gain access to very important eBooks related to our syllabus/course/interests/(whatsoever). In case anyone there has a nice collection of amazing eBooks and want to share them , then please submit the download URLs of the books as 'Comments' at the end of this post.

Here is my collection:

(note: click on the 'download' button or simply copy the URL of the book to your browser's address bar in a new tab.)

1. C For Dummies 2nd Edition


For beginners, this is the book. Actually, it’s for anyone interested to learn C programming. C programs are fast, simple and versatile. You will enjoy the feeling of bossing your computer for a change. You won’t have to go far (page 13) to find your first program example.

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2. C++ For Dummies 5th Edition


I have never tried C++. Anyone interested in C++ go ahead and download.

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This pack contains a good collection of Java books. Java is related to C++ and C. Much of the character of Java is inherited from these two languages. From C, Java derives its syntax. Many of Java’s object-oriented features were influenced by C++. Java is no exception.

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4. Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots


This is a good book to realize your Robotics dream. Should I say more?

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5. The Robot Builder’s Bonanza

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There is much more to be added to the list in the future. Let me remind you again, In case anyone there has a nice collection of amazing eBooks and want to share them, then please submit the download URLs of the books as 'Comments' below.

Do key in your comments.

(Please notify me if the download links do not work. I will try to fix it.)