The word concentration refers to the ability of directing our thinking or focusing hard on something without any distraction. No matter whether we are studying, doing our work, playing etc .the key meaning of concentration is to focus on our task at hand and eliminate any sort of external disturbance or disturbance in our mind.

Sometimes many of us lack the ability to concentrate. If we think of the times when many of us get "lost" in something that we enjoy the most like: a sport, playing music, watching a movie. We give 100% Total concentration. When the topic of studying comes to picture most of us lack that 100% of our concentration.

Many of us complain saying “we are not able to concentrate or focus”. Few reasons for making such a statement is: Firstly, the students may find study material boring if filled only with textual passages with no pictures or animations in them. If I m not wrong many will agree with me that these kinds of study materials make students feel very sleepy and lose their concentration. A simple solution to this problem would be to just modify the boring study material into something interesting that will fascinate everyone who will go through it. We should convert the entire textual passages into a picture so that it will be easy to understand, remember and also no need of going through entire textual passages. Just a glance on that picture will enable us to remember the whole study material. The other important reasons for lack of concentration has to be disturbing thoughts or worries in one’s mind .The worries which distracts us the most i.e. the outside distractions which takes us away before we know about it.

Humans mind is like a wild monkey which is not stable many a times. It gets very easily distracted to outer disturbances if not controlled. There are basically two kinds of concentration the wrong concentration and a right concentration . Wrong concentration is a concentration of an uncontrolled mind. We all know very well that human needs and his wish list is unlimited and at times very selfish and mean. Concentration developed in the minds of such a human is termed as wrong concentration. This type of concentration is always accompanied by ill-will or hatred for others. If we do something good without any selfishness or without thinking ill-will of others, the concentration in doing that task is termed to be the right concentration. It accompanies a wholesome mind or wholesome mental states.

Lord Buddha told once to his disciple that “Monks develop concentration A person whose Mind is concentrated understands things as they are”. He actually meant that by practicing meditation we develop concentration. Wholeheartedly I agree to this statement its only through meditation we can achieve 100% of our concentration. When our mind is concentrated we can actually focus, penetrate and see the real understanding of nature of things around us. This means that it’s through meditation we are able to get total concentration and get the real knowledge.

To illustrate the above mentioned point, we shall consider a glass full of muddy water with small particles in it. We wont be able differentiate between the tiny mud stones and small particles. We only visualize it as a glass filled with muddy water. But when these mud stones and small particles gets settled down to the bottom of glass the water turns out to be clear and we can see any tiny particles put in this clear water through glass. Similarly when our mind is concentrated, all our mental disturbances are subdued or they settle down. When all these mental disturbances settle down, our mind becomes very clear and this mind is said to gain concentration. With the total concentration we see through the real nature of things happening. While practicing Meditation, Concentration is a very important without having true concentration we can’t understand the real nature of things. Understanding the real nature of things truly are means seeing things clearly and knowing what they are and what are their features and so on.

Meditation is a best practice to get right concentration. Other than Meditation there are a few techniques which students can follow to attain concentration .I personally do follow these techniques they are very simple to be followed. While studying, one should firstly search a silent place and fix this very place for him to study daily. Avoid using mobiles and any external disturbances and distractions. Make a study timetable, fix some goals and follow them efficiently. Before we begin to study, take a few minutes to summarize what was studied on previous day. During my schooling I had attended a talk delivered by Mr. Amir Hassan. I still remember his words, it keeps echoing in my mind every time. He said it’s very important for a student to follow 3 R’s .The 3 R’s are Read, Revise, and Recall. He said that its doesn’t count how many times a student reads through the same topic ,the ultimate factor that counts is how well a student can recall what he has studied. He advised every student to recall what they studied on that day, every point that they had studied should be recalled before going to bed. The words told by him were so true .It really helps a lot to develop the right concentration among students.

Right Concentration is an important factor. When that concentration becomes very strong enough we will be able to can see the real nature of things. Perceive the real knowledge and peace in our minds. Our life will be filled with content and happiness.

Comments (6)

On October 2, 2009 at 11:57 PM , Pratiba Bhat said...

Hmmm.. you wrote a blog keeping in mind people like me is it??? :D :D I liked this one, since I need to improve my concentration, especially when it comes to VTU subjects... ;D ;D

 
On October 3, 2009 at 1:03 AM , Anonymous said...

nice one dear....... keep it up. each n every word in dis is true. :)

 
On October 3, 2009 at 6:53 PM , akshatha said...

nice one again dear.... i liked the example of the glass full of muddy water it is exactly true... ALL THE BEST 4 bloggin.....

 
On October 4, 2009 at 12:32 AM , skanda said...

nice 1

 
On October 5, 2009 at 9:12 PM , Priyanka Prabhu said...

Thanks everyone for ur comments

 
On October 10, 2009 at 3:33 PM , HRP said...

Very nice...

 

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