Yes, people can suck their thumb. That is far better than cigarettes, because it will not harm anybody; the thumb has no nicotine, no poison, no smoke – nothing. And it costs nothing – it is free! Just don’t start sucking other people’s thumbs, suck your own thumb! If you start sucking other people’s thumbs, then it may create another psychological problem. And the professors smoking habit dropped.
And there are thousand and one things that I can tell you that show that the average man is sick. But nobody takes note of them because they are common.
Just look at the paintings down the ages. Why are painters so much obsessed with the breasts of the woman? And these are great painters! All great sculpture is bound to depict beautiful breasts, breasts which do not in reality exist, cannot exist. But man has been imagining…
In Kajuraho in India, in Konarak in India – and in India there are thousands of other places where you will find the most beautiful sculptures of naked women. And you will not find such breasts anywhere else in the whole world.
Why not in the rest of the world, why only in India – because the Indian woman hides the breast so much that the painter has to paint it, the sculptor has to sculpt it. Otherwise people will go mad – in fact, he himself is going mad. And when he sculpts, then of course he makes the breast as beautiful as possible. He does not understand biology, he has only an aesthetic sense. so very round-shaped breasts… But he does not know that if that round shaped breasts were really there, no child would ever survive, because on such a rounded breast the nipple will be in the middle and the poor child – if he drinks the milk, his nose will be closed, he cannot breathe. He cannot do both things together. For the child, a longer breast is the best, his nose remains free.
But the artist is concerned with his own sickness. He is not worried about the child – for whom the breast exists, it is not for the artist.
Strange, around the world all kinds of painters, sculptors, poets, are all so obsessed with breasts. And the breast is just a gland – what is the point in it? You don’t get obsessed with the breasts of a cow. It is the same gland, just a different formation because it is for a different kind of kid. If bulls were painters, do you think they would be painting women’s breasts? Never! It is just out of the question. They may be painting cows’ breasts, and they will make them as impossible for the kids as you have made them. This whole literature, poetry, painting, is out of the average-sick mind, so nobody takes note of it.
Millions of people around the world go on worshipping God. Has anyone taken note of the fact that this is sickness, that this is simply a projection of a helpless child, a projection of a father figure?
There is no God, there has never been. Man has created God according to his own image because it is something that is needed by the sick mind. The healthy mind has no need for a God, the healthy mind has no need for a prayer. The healthy mind has no need for churches, temples, mosques, synagogues.
Someday in the future, when man may be more mature, he will be simply laughing at the whole history, thinking that people were simply idiots – what were they doing? But this is common sickness.