What does this quote from The Strangermean? "I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world." What does...

What does this quote from The Stranger mean?

"I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world."

What does Meursault realise?

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The version of the quote in the Stuart Gilbert translation is: 

"It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of all hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe." 

Following his outburst with the chaplain, Meursault felt at peace in the certainty that he had lived his life a certain way, and in the end he did not allow anyone nor any social institutions to persuade him to live another way. He took solace in the fact that he had lived...

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