I was just reading about one japanese sculptor whose works were being shown in new york. The curators of the american museum were very much confounded, because he insisted on one thing which was never heard of before. He insisted that below each of his statues he wanted a small sign –
there awas no trouble, they said that he could have a sign – but the sign read: 'Please touch' – statues! He said, 'I won't allow my work if these signs are not allowed in the museum. Then there is no need for my exhibition. Unless somebody touches my statues, how is he going to feel?'
The curators could not believe what this foolish artist was wanting, because in american museums you have the sign, 'Don't touch! Keep aloof!'
And that is not only in the museum – in life also, touching has disappeared. So this is the problem that arises – the person has not been touched in childhood, so he does not know how to feel, because touch brings the feel.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Blessed are the Ignorant
A Darshan Diary