Every person, regardless of his level of understanding, has the ability to derive pleasure from his Torah studies. Just as great sages like Rabbi Akiva and the Vilna Gaon derived pleasure from their level, so too a young child can appreciate what he studies on his own level.
That is one of the greatest beauties of the depth of Torah.
(Rabbi Yeruchem Levovitz; Daas Chochmah Umussar, vol.2, p.67;
see Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," p.99)
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