Q: Sometimes, new melodies come to me and I write them down and play them. How can I know if these melodies are coming from a pure source? How do melodies bring the Mashiach closer?
A: To compose Chassidic melodies, one must make them an internal acquisition. This is accomplished through hearing Chassidic melodies, playing and singing them. In addition to internalizing Chassidic melodies, one must simultaneously work on his Divine service – praying to God from the depths of his heart. If the melody is good and awakens the soul, and the words are good, this will awaken positive feelings in the souls of the listeners. Every positive awakening brings the Mashiach closer.