LbnRaj at Random on Svara, Sound and Music : May 12, 2011
"When a Guru trains disciple to listen to svara, the latter is able to identify svaras in the falling rain, in the hum of a bee and in the roar of the sea. If she is unable to listen to svara, it does not mean that svara does not exist". – Subroto Roy (Times of India, The Genesis of Svara, Speaking Tree, May 12, 2011.)
Svara / sound is present despite and inspite of the listener. It is the listener who has to keep his doors open to hear the sound and svara. The listner may hear the svara / sound independent of the creator of the sound. The mystery is svaras / sounds are within too …. One has to delve deep into oneself … to hear those cosmic svaras and music divine. True Librarians hear the svaras of turn of pages by his / her readers …. Whether or not readers happen to be present or not.
Librarianship is a noble profession