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Saint-Exupery, Antoine de - Le Petit Prince

Identifier

003935

Type of spiritual experience

Background

Written after his experiences in the desert, but a direct consequence of having his door 'opened'

A description of the experience

The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

‘It was wrong of you to come.  You will suffer.  I shall look as if I were dead; and that will not be true…..’

I said nothing

‘You understand … it is too far.  I cannot carry this body with me.  It is too heavy’

I said nothing.

But it will be like an old abandoned shell.  There is nothing sad about old shells…’

I said nothing.

He was a little discouraged.  But he made one more effort

‘You know, it will be very nice.  I too, shall look at the stars.  All the stars will be wells with a rusty pulley.  All the stars will pour out fresh water for me to drink…’

I said nothing.

‘That will be so amusing!  You will have five hundred million little bells and I shall have five hundred million springs of fresh water’….

The source of the experience

Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

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