Interesting relevant questions you ask. Conceptually speaking, I acknowledge these addictive tendencies in my consciousness and have labeled it “Samsara Majiya” (trapped by desire), a by-product of inescapable Maya. I also include here, the desire to be free of desire…to reside solely as I AM, and while I am able to now acknowledge the I AM aspect, (which keeps me somewhere in the middle), the “Hungry Ghosts” persist. I’m not sure, but I think perhaps it helps grease the axle as I am able to laugh a bit at the whole ludicrous predicament. thanks. love.