Can One Become Addicted to Spiritual Practice?

Aditi Banerjee
7 min readAug 29, 2021

A Mahabharata Story Teaches Us the Answer

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Near the end of the Adi Parva in the Mahabharata, right before the burning of the Khandava forest, comes a fascinating story that points to why the forest, with all of its inhabitants, needed to be mercilessly destroyed and gives metaphysical context to the entirety of the Mahabharata.

Aditi Banerjee

Published novelist. Practicing attorney. Writer and speaker on Indic civilization. Incurable wanderlust for the Himalayas and other ancient fabled lands.