Do you Fart?
Of course you Fart, everyone Farts, right? Maybe your a silent but violent kinda of girl or perhaps your just a loud and proud type of guy. The Fact is we all Fart right? But
Have you ever wondered why you fart?
It wasn’t until I had decided to rid myself of the toxins in my body and try a three day meditation and fasting retreat, that the subject of Farting and Burping really took hold in my mind. After finishing the fasting and meditation it was time to replenish the body, and after filling my stomach with exciting new foods, the action really took off.
I began farting! And far more than usual, I was passing so much wind that I could probably of powered a wind turbine. After three days of no food my stomach was doing somersaults and producing the accompanying notes of joy.
So Farting simply put is just that “the accompanying note of joy as our stomachs process the food we consume”. Now I know that’s not the official Oxford English Dictionary’s version of a Fart, but it is surprisingly similar.
So Does Everyone Fart and Burp?
As stated above, Farting and Burping are a result of the process of consumption. The accompanying notes of joy, to indicate we are all well fed and watered.
So No We don’t all Fart and Burp, yes we all have the capacity to Fart and Burp but not all of us are lucky enough to eat as well as those of us in prestigious countries.
So the next time you have a good Fart, or a decent Burp, instead of feeling embarrassed or shy, I want you to feel proud and satisfied. After all it means you are well fed and watered, and you have the money and food in your life to create these wonderful noises that makes us all laugh. (Well maybe not in front of your mum)
On a more serious note. There are a lot of people in this world who are a little less fortunate than ourselves and they don’t have the means to be well fed and watered. So every time you pass wind, or burp loudly, remember how fortunate and lucky you really are.
Kind regards and happy farting
P.s I personally apologise to any Mums reading this. I know your job is hard enough without some ex Buddhist monk explaining how wonderful it is to burp and fart. So too all you guys I apologise if your kids tell you that Dhamma Tāpasā said it was alright to Fart & Burp.