Imagine someone traveling in the desert who finds an immense treasure. Although he fills his sack and his pockets with as much gold and precious gems as he can carry, he is dismayed that he has to leave so much behind. As he turns to go, he is upset to see that he hasn’t even made a dent in the treasure. But he has no choice. He can’t carry any more.
With this parable, Rav Akiva Eiger, zt”l, the Chasam Sofer’s renowned father-in-law, explains the pasuk"I rejoice over Your word as one who finds great spoils” (Tehillim 119:162). We can apply the same message to his sonin- law's teachings. Whatever Torah we might glean from them, it’s but a drop in the ocean, a small dent in the immense treasure of knowledge that the Chasam Sofer possessed
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