Along the path to Torah is the splitting of the sea.
What is the sea? It is the thick blanket of materialism that smothers the fire of the G‑dly soul. With a miracle, it is ripped away and the truth revealed. Only then can the Torah be received.[ ]
Acharon Shel Pesach – related articles 5734. Sefer Hasichot 5751 vol. 2, pg. 857.