“‘The Torah is not high up in the heavens’, and therefore, presumably inaccessible, rather ….’the Torah is easily within our grasp’.
This easy access to the Torah applies only to a person who yearns for Torah with his whole heart, …a person who is attached (emotionally and spiritually) to the Torah.
A beautiful thought, …but does it work in the real world? The Sfas Emes…tells us that access to Torah depends on one’s ye’gia (input of time, effort, and strain). Hence, if a person truly longs for the Torah, he/she will make the effort to attain it. For such a person…the Torah will not be distant. And as the person comes closer, he/she will perceive the Torah as having been easily accessible from the start…”