Disclaimer: Over the years for me, Deepak Chopra has been a strong influence. I think the first I read from him was long ago with The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success; and then for awhile afterwards, I read nearly everything that he wrote.
At present, I’ve tried to read Chopra’s latest book, Metahuman, and I find that his current writing style and intellectual comprehension level reminds me of trying to wade through one of Buckminster Fuller’s philosophical epics like Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, with its substantial rhetoric and unbelievable depth of thought. Clearly Chopra has evolved in consciousness over the years to the point that he has greater trouble now distilling his thoughts down for the rest of us who aren’t at that same level of thought where he presently is.
That being said, I still follow Chopra on Facebook, and I still like reading his comments about the human experience and his occasional articles on ‘self-realization’. I state this lengthy disclaimer more so here for those who are less familiar with Chopra’s writing and YouTube videos. He IS definitely worth reading and hearing! But his current messaging may be occasionally hard to decipher without some serious effort to do so.
However, in this graphic’s quote when he talks about “the Infinite Being”, he is referring to the Vedic philosophy of ancient India where the ALL—the Oneness Consciousness that many refer to as God or Universe, is simply considered the “Self”—with a capital letter ‘S’, whereas the “self” without a capitol letter is considered to be referring to the individual person and his/her ‘person’ality.
The implication is that ‘we’, as individuals, are merely parts of the greater wholeness of the grand Self. So the Infinite Being, the ‘Self’, is composed of all these minute parts (us), fragmented out into separate pieces known as ‘individual souls’ who then go through multitudes of experiences throughout infinity (because there is NO real TIME), and who gather additional information, explore situational experiences, and undergo emotional extremes so that the greater Self expands its own grand awareness and grand consciousness; and in doing so, further explores its own infinite variety and infinite capabilities.
Hence when Chopra claims, “Every human is the same being with a different story. Stories recycle and evolve as persons. You, minus all stories, are the Infinite Being.” that is what he’s referring to—we are merely ‘experiential fragments’ of the greater Wholeness and those individual ‘stories’ that we live are what we are dutifully compiling for the Grand Consciousness, by the Grand Consciousness and through the Grand Consciousness Itself.
Talk about ‘not taking things personally’—if you can stop doing that—stop taking things ‘personally’—then you are merely observing all experience AS the Grand Consciousness. You become as Eckhart Tolle has previously suggested: YOU become ‘the Awareness.’