This is a report neurophysicist Christian Opitz wrote citing the scientific research he did while in
Golden City, India in October, 2005.
As a teacher and speaker, Ananda Giri was one of my favorite dasas at Sri AmmaBhagavan's Oneness
University. He came to Bhagavan as a boy, and even though he is in a very high state of consciousness,
as Christian describes below, in walking and talking with him he looks and acts perfectly normal, just like
we all will when we fully Awaken.
Diksha and Brain Scans
By Christian Opitz
During a recent stay at the Oneness University, I had the opportunity to measure the brains of
several people at different stages of the diksha process, using a very sensitive electromagnetic
At first, I examined several participants of the 10 day deepening course who had already gone
through the 21 day course several months earlier. All of them showed the brain patterns of
enlightenment: A greatly decreased level of activity in the parietal lobes and enhanced activity in the
frontal lobes, with a dominance of the left frontal lobe.
This is particularly important, because the difference between genuine spiritual awakening and
pathological mystical experiences that make a person more neurotic lies in the dominance of the frontal
lobes: Overactivity on the right side is problematic, whereas a healthy integration of spiritual awakening
into human life always comes with left frontal lobe dominance.
These findings were also confirmed by Ralf Franziskowski, a medical doctor specialized in
psychosomatic medicine, who scanned people with an AMSAT diagnostic device. We purposefully used two
very different technologies to cross-check our findings.
One very interesting aspect of these findings was that the brain hardware of these people was more
reflective of permanent enlightenment than their current conscious experience. It seems that diksha
first installs the neurobiological hardware of enlightenment and the software in form of the experience
slowly catches up.
This makes a lot of sense to me. So often people have access to great awakenings, but do not
have the prepared brain to sustain and integrate such awakenings. All the problems of “ungrounded”
spiritual awakening have to do with this discrepancy. If the order is reversed, it dramatically
increases the chances of enlightenment being complete and easy to integrate into human life.
Ron Roth is the founder of Celebrating Life Ministries and a great spiritual teacher and
healer. In his process in Golden City, he awakened to his own avatarhood and was declared by Bhagavan
as an “Avatar of Causeless Love.” I had the great joy of examining him and the findings where
Ron showed a level of neurobiological communication between his brain and his heart that was off the
charts. This was in his basic waking state, not in meditation. Such a level of brain–heart
communication is a physical correlation of infinite love as a baseline experience of life. One could
say that in Ron, love has taken over his being and his way of processing reality to a degree that is near the
maximum human potential.
Sri Anandagiri and Sri Samadarshini
Examining these two acharyas was another mind–blowing experience. In both of them the inherent
tension between the subatomic particles was so reduced that any less tension would result in the dissolution
of their bodies. They also had such a reduced metabolic rate that by conventional diagnosis, they were
as good as dead. At the same time their cell membranes showed an incredibly enhanced electrical
activity, a sign of superior health and vitality.
This correlates with findings in Russian medical research that has shown that the cell membrane
possesses a secondary energy metabolism that is far more efficient and less burdensome for the body than the
mitochondria–based form of energy production. A shift to decreased metabolism while increasing the
membrane voltage indicates a step towards a far more harmonious physical existence.
The only explanation I can come up with for these findings is that in Sri Anandagiri and Sri
Samadarshini, their bodies are so thoroughly permeated with the Divine Presence that there is a fundamental
change in the nature of matter. Maybe this is an example of Sri Aurobindo’s prediction of the next step
in human evolution that includes a shift on the cellular level of biological life.
Of course these interpretations of what is going on in Ron Roth, Sri Anandagiri and Sri Samadarshini
are just first attempts of explaining something miraculous. But all these measurable correlates that
may point to a mystery beyond understanding have one thing in common: They indicate a greatly increased
harmony, a dissolution of dualistic tension and conflict on the core level of manifested existence, matter
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Christian Opitz is a neurophysicist, biochemist, herbalist and author. He has developed a new
paradigm of healing called Radiant Life that combines whole brain functioning, raw food nutrition, exercise
and nature awareness. Christian has taught in Europe and the United States since the early
Reprinted here with permission of the author.
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