An actual book, thought it would be a gas Product Description A hilarious parody of Zen literature and a satire of pop spirituality consumers, The Zen of Farting features Reepah Gud Wan as the master teacher. His story is told in the preface, while the rest of the book translates "The Way of the Gouda," a collection of Zen precepts and discourses as interpreted by Wan. The book covers diet, deep breathing, postures, and the appropriate use of flowers and incense, along with such koans as "What is the sound of no one farting?" This riotous, illustrated send-up of spiritual growth books is perfect for bathroom humor enthusiasts and parody collectors alike. About the Author No one knows much about Reepah Gud Wan, who lived before the 10th century in China and Japan, except that he was a legitimate Buddhist monk who tired of the inability of his students to grasp the essence of his teaching. In order to shake them up, he introduced the Zen of Farting, expecting his students to see the joke, laugh at it, and then understand his Buddhist teachings better. Unfortunately, they failed to get the joke--and zen was the result.