Concentration is a term that most people think they understand. With regards to normal, everyday life, this may be true. Everyone has certain likes and dislikes, inclinations and fears and are generally attracted by their likes and inclinations and repelled by their dislikes and fears. This is the prime motivating factor in the lives of most people.
A young boy who loves the game of golf will find little difficulty in spending hours concentrating his mind in order to hit the perfect shot. The same boy may have difficulty in spending even a few minutes in helping with household chores.
Similar is the case with someone who has a great interest in science and technology. He may be able to make tremendous sacrifices in studying to become an engineer but may find it very difficult to become engrossed in a book about art or culture.
We find it easy to concentrate upon that which our mind is positively drawn towards and difficult to apply our minds to issues in which we have no interest. But, if we are able to practice concentration according to our liking and are able to achieve some measure of success in this regard, why should we bother about 'detachment' at all? The aim of this article is to show why some form of detachment is a necessity for each and every student.