An obsessive need felt by a person for a particular activity. It is believed that sometimes it can be of a socially useful nature (for example, a persistent desire for knowledge, spiritual practices, meditation, falling in love, creativity, workaholism). But, basically, addictions have a negative effect (gambling addiction, shopaholism, psychogenic overeating, fanaticism, Internet addiction, desire for power and recognition, etc.). From the point of view of traditional (time-tested) practices, any addiction or excessive passion is harmful. Even an excessive desire for Enlightenment.

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