ADI DA SAMRAJS DIVINE WORK AT QUANDRAMAMA
Discourse 1 – Klik-Klak: The Pattern
A Gathering “Consideration” with Beloved Adi Da Samraj
at Free Standing Man, Quandramama Shikhara, January 31,
The gatherings that began at the Mountain Of Attention
Sanctuary continued when Adi Da Samraj arrived at
Quandramama Shikhara. He gathered with those devotees who
had travelled with Him from California, and a small group of
devotees from Hawaii. The gatherings were held at Free
Standing Man, His Residence at Quandramama. Beloved sat on a
futon couch, surrounded by the Quandra Mai.
Night blended into day, and hour after hour the Divine
Lord Granted His direct and spontaneous Word to those
gathered with Him. He sat cross-legged, His Body sometimes
rocking slightly as He Spoke, drawing all present into the
Sphere of His Samyama.
Though He had begun to develop the “consideration” of
klik-klak and the pattern patterning on previous nights, it
was on the night of January 31st that He elaborated it
fully. This gathering is printed here almost in its
entirety. In His Masterful unravelling, Adi Da conveys the
nature of conditional existence and the Truth of His Divine
Revelation, entirely beyond the realm of all appearances.
SECTION II – The Pattern Within the Pattern
So that is another way of summarizing the Way of the
Heart-by looking at it in terms of a particular kind of an
Argument. And it is all straightforward, and seems clear to
you. But if I now went about traveling around the world
giving lectures about it, just said basically these things,
and then offered everybody Instruction and Initiation into
the “Perfect Practice” as an exercise and so forth, nothing
would come of it. Maybe I would get a so-called “working
career” out of it or something. But the people who heard
that convincing Argument and decided they were going to do
this particular practice-the “Perfect Practice”, the sixth
stage practice-they would be doing something, but they would
not be Realizing anything. You can’t be established in that
Position by simply listening to My reasonable Argument about
And what I just summarized to you is completely True. But
that does not mean that you are equipped to do the “Perfect
Practice”. It is not just an insight matter in the sense of
following a verbal Argument and noticing things. That’s
good, that’s instructive. But that does not mean that you
are in the Position to do the “Perfect Practice”, or that
you could, by any number of readings of the transcript of
what I just said to you, be equipped to do the “Perfect
Practice”. And yet it may seem completely reasonable to you
that the “Perfect Practice” is right practice. And, of
course, it is.
So, if you want to know really how to do this, then you
take up the practice of the Way of the Heart as I’ve Given
it. That is how to really do it. It is not a matter of going
to lectures and self-“guruing” yourself into the model of
something that should be an Ultimate Practice, Prior to the
body-mind. But it would certainly not be the case simply
because you build it as a routine, somehow, into your daily
You are, in fact, this fruit-eating bird. You are even
attached to being so. You are “Narcissus”. You project all
kinds of things onto klik-klak to make it desirable to you,
and thereby fail to notice all kinds of things about
You superimpose all kinds of illusions on klik-klak, and
so I have to Remind you, in various ways, through
“consideration”, but also sometimes through representations
in a sacred setting. So this Temple of Laughing Mama is a
means for Me to remind you of something very fundamental
which you forget in your “Narcissistic” superimposition of
the heart-presumption onto conditions. You think klik klak
loves you somehow, or you expect it to love you, or care
about you, or care about anything. You like the notion of
the parent deity. You like the notion that that’s what
Reality is – that it is sort of built in, everything that is
associated with the disposition about caring for you (that
“you” you presume yourself to be, the body-mind person, the
Whereas, as I keep putting to you, the conditional
domain, klik-klak, does not care in the slightest about ego.
There is no real ego. Klik-klak just deals with the pattern.
The ego is not an entity. It is just an action in the
pattern, and from that patterns point of view, it is just
more pattern. It is not something, in other words, to be
allowed to be enshrined in permanence, just because you
ultimately Are That Which is Permanent, but you are
superimposing your sense of it, and seeking a monument of
it, in klik-klak.
Well, That’s not klik-klaks business. It doesn’t care
about that concern of yours. You don’t belong there anyway.
You are from Consciousness-land. This is klik-klak-land.
Klik-klak-land doesnt care about the illusions of those who
wander from Consciousness-land, because all klik-klak deals
with is the material of klik-klak. Consciousness is not the
material of klik-klak. Your illusion about klik-klak is not
material in klik-klak. That’s your concern. So you cant
expect klik-klak, or the endless pattern patterning, to be
concerned about you and your illusions, or your notions of
permanence. Klik-klak has no notion of permanence, has no
permanence in itself-whatsoever.
So your desire to be loved, to be permanent, to have your
desires satisfied and so forth – that’s your interest.
Klik-klak doesn’t give a shit about egos. You have no
complaints. Hm? Your complaints are of no interest. They are
not registered in the pattern. It keeps klik-klakking
regardless of your pleas and your complaints. And, this is
why that is the fundamental language indicated in the
Laughing Mama Temple, the secret of klik-klak is…
DEVOTEE: The Laughing Mama says: “Your objections to any
thing don’t mean shit!”
DEVOTEE: Beloved, how does the Devotional Prayer of
Changes fit in?
ADI DA SAMRAJ: The Devotional Prayer of Changes is
associated with sadhana, the disposition to transcend
conditional bondage in Communion with Me. The disposition of
going beyond makes use of the psycho-physical mechanism in a
different attitude than the one that is simply bound to the
pattern as it is now appearing.
Klik-klak is just plastic. The mind is just stuff. So
mind is subtler than grosser pattern. Mind can affect
grosser pattern. The presumptions in mind govern what
happens in the grosser. This principle, generally speaking,
holds true in the short round of the human life. So you can
– by believing, relinquishing presumptions at the mind
level, the deeper level that is governing, by what is
outward – change the pattern at that subtle level. It is
still just pattern patterning. But you can take advantage of
klik-klaks own law of shift-replicating, shift – by not
using that particular pattern, thought, or presumption. Just
letting it go, breathing it away, exhaling and so on. Not
picturing it, but instead, so to speak, “breathe away the
bad stuff”. At the mind level, the feeling level, presume a
pattern that is as you would have it be in the gross
In other words, you are associating with the realm of
patterns there, prior to their congealing in the gross
manner. And you are simply playing a trick on klik-klak.
You’re making use of klik-klaks own law of replication. And
so it will start replicating on the basis of that pattern.
Subtle moves towards gross. Its not that you’ve found
paradise. Its that you’ve found out something about
klik-klak-by Revelation, of course, because I am telling you
this. But it is about this “consideration” of Consciousness
and of Happiness. In the process, certain things are
discovered, or may be Revealed to you.
So what I am Revealing to you is a total Way. It includes
the Devotional Prayer of Changes, and all kinds of other
things, whereby you will – through the responsible exercise
of all aspects of the body-mind, including discriminative
intelligence and will, governed by the heart-disposition in
devotion to Me – be purified, and (ultimately) understand,
and feel beyond, the bondage of conditional existence.
Or, I’ve told you and you’ve been listening to Me about
it, this can be done through this metaphor of the Pleasure
Dome – establishing the Yoga, Yogic conditions of Communion
with Me moment to moment, whatever the conditions may be.
This is again like the Devotional Prayer of Changes. It is,
itself, the Devotional Prayer of Changes. It is to make use
of the fact that a disposition can appear with in the realm
of changes, and a different one can be presumed. And
whatever the disposition is, it is associated with a certain
orientation to the pattern that is patterning. So I have
told you all of this total process. Ultimately, you can do
the Perfect Sadhana – in other words, enter into the Domain
of practice that is about Realizing That Which Is Prior to
the illusions of conditional existence.
Conditional existence itself is klik-klak-enmeshed in it
in the manner of the fruit-eating bird. I have shown you not
only how this can be transcended, to be Divinely Realized,
but I have also pointed out to you that in all this
meantime, That Which Is Always Already the Case Is Always
Already the Case.
Notice: No matter whats arising, you are basically the
Witness. This is still the Case, even while there is
involvement in klik-klak. That Which is Always Already the
Case is still Always Already the Case. The Truth is Always
Already the Case. Consciousness Always Already Is.
Well, why aren’t you then simply living that? As I said,
you have assumed the disposition of the fruit-eating bird.
You are enmeshed in klik-klak-land here. I Am Not. I know
what I am talking about.
So there is a way beyond it. And in the midst of it, you
can’t just “go out the door”. So you have to Realize What Is
Beyond this by a process that is, at the moment, enacted in
the context of what was your bondage. You have to process
out of your bondage, in other words. You can’t just simply
think your way out of it, or have a lecture magically
relieve you of it, or any kind of examination in a moment.
It requires a lifetime of reorientation, surrender,
Communion, and Grace.
So if you want to do it yourself, who are you talking
Beloved, when You were talking about the Devotional
Prayer of Changes, it occurs to me that You are the Ultimate
Expression, you could say, in a way, of the Devotional
Prayer of Changes – by entering into this klik-klak realm,
and changing the patterning in Your devotees, and ultimately
ADI DA SAMRAJ: Mm-hm.
DEVOTEE: But then it also struck me that it is different,
because You are not just changing the pattern in this
klik-klak conditional world, but You are breaking the whole
spell that even is that pattern somehow, or all
ADI DA SAMRAJ: Mm-hm. And once you have understood,
really, the nature of pattern, the klik-klak nature of
object, then it doesn’t make any difference where you appear
in any context of patterns. The pattern is pattern – it
doesn’t make any difference. In other words, you are always
in the position to inspect the nature of what is arising and
see that it is klik-klak. And you don’t have to be in a
special circumstance, or a particular stage of life, a
particular samadhi. The conditions themselves make no
difference. The pattern is patterning. The pattern is always
of the same nature ultimately, whatever it appears to be in
particular, in a moment or context. Hm?
DEVOTEE: Several gatherings ago You asked us if sometimes
when we are dreaming we appear to be other people. I was
feeling something about that when You were talking. If you
can do that, that is how you know it is just a presumption
of “I”. And there is a blending of that in our dreaming. I
have had dreams where I appear to be other people.
ADI DA SAMRAJ: Yes, its like The Mummery – all the
secrets to be revealed at the end. All the female characters
are Quandra. All the male characters are Raymond. And That’s
true of all that you observe. Its Consciousness and Energy.
Or it is yang and yin. Fundamental principles, and once you
understand what is going on in the pattern, you can see them
As you say, that is sometimes a particular outstanding
characteristic of a dream – that you are some other
character, or perhaps somebody else familiar to you – but
shown in a dream in a form of a different kind of a
character. You may have had a kind of a dream, for instance,
where when you wake up. you know very well that it was about
such and such a person that you know. But in the dream it
could have been anybody. In fact, that may be what you
remember about it. It didn’t particularly look like that
person, but you know that it was about something between you
and some other person in daily life. Very often in dreams,
in other words, others or even yourself can appear
represented differently than they appear in daily life.
So if you understand the principle of The Mummery as Ive
written it – if you understand its various principles, and
how it is the pattern of existence, in existence itself
altogether, being revealed in that liturgy – then “consider”
this: Even then in the waking state, you, are all the female
characters. Raymond is all the male characters – whoever
that Raymond is. That configuration has all of the
associations of the other. So you are often seeing yourself
in daily life, but it doesnt look like you. It seems to be
independent of you. But it is you-as in dreams.
There are only two people: You, and the other one.
DEVOTEE: Beloved, relative to the pattern patterning
itself, I was “considering” our own individual images of
that, how we would describe the image of the pattern
patterning itself. And I felt what You were saying earlier
about how the only way we can . . .
ADI DA SAMRAJ: It’s not even the pattern patterning
itself. Its just the pattern patterning. There is no itself
about it. There is just pattern. It replicates, shifts,
changes – that’s it. It is built on a fundamental torque-in
other words, two-and That’s the basis for multiplicity. So,
as there is torque, or two, there is everything. So That’s
the nature of the plastic of conditional existence. It is
utterly indifferent to any other plan. Its force of shift is
inexorable. It cannot be stopped. But the characteristic of
the shift in any moment can be modified. The more you become
involved in the modifications, the less aware you become of
the nature of your own position.
So, if there is fullest examination of all this
discipline, Contemplation, examination of the Way and the
fulfillment of it – it is like the simple process as
described in the Vedantic tradition, Advaita Vedanta:
Sravana, Manana, and Nididhyasana. In other words, it is all
the action, the total life of the practice. Fundamentally it
is a “consideration”. Examine My Argument and “consider” all
that it leads you to “consider”, examine, and so forth. Then
you enter deeply into it. These are technical terms for what
seems like something almost trivial. To give it such
technical terms, and break it down from big parts, and so
forth, is a sort of way of making much of it – pointing to
the fact that this process is what Realization is all
On the other hand, listen to what? “Consider” what? And
Realize what? Well, that depends on the teacher. And it is
not a talking-school matter, as some might make it into.
Effectively, you could break it down as a process of just
looking at something carefully and realizing that
that’s so. It is just like that,
if you want to give it a description, or the quickest
outline you could in the moment. But that does not mean that
that’s a prescription for, “Now
go and have someone make a transcription of this Talk and
you get your copy and just sit in a room from now on, and
read it over and over again.” No, That’s not how it works.
But that’s a way of picturing to
you something about the fundamental nature of it as a
process, as a pattern.
This whole process can be quickened from the two primary
directions – from the Divine direction, Grace; from the
attention side, intensification. The “consideration”
quickens the intensification of the total range of all the
things that the practice is about, but also an
intensification of its fundamental core – the attracted
response to Me and the urge to Realize Me – an
intensification of all, or any of the other aspects of the
total sadhana. Whenever there is that intensification, the
process is quickened because it is made more direct. You
don’t throw in anything to sludge it up. So as the pattern
goes, it depends on how it works its power over the
conditions of your existence, the conditions of existence
Maintain your turning toward Me such that you are
attracted by Me, moved by Me, heart-moved always to take
your vow seriously, maintain the core thread of seriousness.
And Commune with Me moment to moment – this quality,
possibly summarized by any number of descriptions, because
that Communion is comprehensive. In other words, it touches
every aspect of your practice, but also is a root gesture –
is the principle on the “you” side, or the attention side,
that can quicken the process in any moment.
So this ever-intensifying seriousness, heart-seriousness,
practice seriousness, and allowance of My Grace to do
whatever It has to do to make the process profound, to do
what I have to do to make the process profound-these are the
two advantages you have in any moment of practice.
So this is a useful summary. In the course of this
several-week “consideration”, I’ve gradually developed some
references to the point where they have become Dharma
language, terms like “klik-klak”, and “patterning”,
“Pleasure Dome” – a lot of references like this. And then,
as My “consideration” developed with you, I elaborated on
In fact, usually the way that it has worked is that I
enter into “consideration” over some extended period, and
make references within it that accumulate a kind of enlarged
meaning for something or other. And then this term remains.
I also noticed it at various stages in this “consideration”.
It had even gotten to that point where I was using something
as a simple reference for a rather extended, complex notion
and so on.
Then sometimes people who have entered into the
“consideration” midstream have to ask, as one of you did the
other day, “What do You mean by klik-klak?”
[laughter] In other words, it can get to the point
where, instead of using complex descriptions, you just use
key words, “code words”, so to speak. And your conversation
can become just a long series of code phrases (more or less)
that you use, presuming that whoever you’re speaking to
knows very well what you mean. And they may not mean very
much at all to them. [laughter]
DEVOTEE: Like nothing at
ADI DA SAMRAJ: And that is something of a problem in the
community at large at the present time – it seems to Me.
There’s the language of the Way, everyone sufficiently adept
at it, such that you speak in this language readily by
making short references to everything, code words relative
to everything. Unless you sit down and you’re talking about
something at length, you’re constantly using these shorter
references for everything.
“Ishta-Guru-Bhakti Yoga”, for instance. Say
Ishta-Guru-Bhakti Yoga to a devotee, presumably they know
what you mean. But do they? What does it mean to them? They
know what the code word is and they may have some just sort
of general sense of it but that doesn’t mean they’re an
exemplary practitioner of it or doing it rightly or even
know what it is in any technical sense.
So this is one of the ways religion becomes a mummery. If
just these code words or phrases were sufficient, I wouldn’t
have said all the rest of it. They were simply attempts to
have a way to briefly refer to something so we can get on to
elaborating further things. If I had to repeat, every time,
the totality of what I mean by “klik-klak”, I’d never get on
to say anything more about it.
But nonetheless, before I start using it more or less
routinely, I “consider” things with you to the point where
this is an appropriate phrase or brief reference to
something that is not only rather elaborate but that you
will always have to study forever – not just use as a code
word in your talk. You must constantly return to My Word and
be associated with the elaborateness, fullness of
Instruction behind all of the daily religion language you
use. Otherwise it just becomes a superficial, smiley
exchange of code words.
DEVOTEE: I was just thinking,
my Lord, of someone giving a presentation just based on the
last week -someone- videoing it, and sending it back to all
the regions. With all these new terms, and everything, it
would sound like a completely new Teaching!
[laughter] I mean, it wouldnt if someone listened to
it closely, but-
ADI DA SAMRAJ: Didn’t I suggest that was what I might
DEVOTEE: Yesterday, that is
exactly what You said.
ADI DA SAMRAJ: That I might, somehow, wander off, get
involved with some other bunch of people, totally
independent of everybody else, Instruct them, face to face
in that unique context. [laughter] New Teaching.
DEVOTEE: “Don’t you
understand? Its the klikity-klak in the midst of a Pleasure
Dome, pattern patterning. My God! You don’t understand this
Teaching!” [Adi Da laughs.]
ADI DA SAMRAJ: Well, this is a kind of “consideration” or
pattern within the pattern of the larger gathering. Perhaps
we could go on with it, examining it from a wide variety of
different approaches until we got to the point where there
was, in fact, a new form of the Way established – in which,
after a rudimentary establishment of some basic
requirements, you immediately took up the “Perfect
DEVOTEES: Whoa. Yeah. Wow. [laughter]
DEVOTEE : And prior to that, it would be
ADI DA SAMRAJ: No.
You see, I’ve entered the pattern of the gathering in a
particular unique fashion since having gone to California,
while there in that particular place, associating with all
devotees, including a large number in that region. There are
patterns flowing all around there, and just sort of flowing
along with it to observe it, I could see many things and
therefore was in a position to relate to people in such a
way that a variety of things gradually were corrected. And
then, to do some more to correct it further, I associated
with some relative few within the gathering, in order to
generate this pattern within the pattern – a “consideration”
in the midst of the pattern of the gathering in which what I
am effectively doing is correcting everything about not only
weak practice, but misconceptions about the practice or lack
of understanding altogether of what its about.
And, at some point, this group returns back into the flow
of the gathering in general and this particular
concentration of “consideration” has come to an end. And
then that pattern I introduced by interacting with those for
a while and having it recorded gets put into the stream of
the entire gathering. In effect, I’ve entered into a
“consideration” with everyone. But this is how it becomes
extended – by this small side – pattern to begin with, and
then a re-integration. Because I couldn’t possibly have this
kind of directness if I had everybody in the community come
So the circumstance for My Serving, within the design you
are all involved with, is up close to Me. And then it
extends from there – through recordings and such, obviously,
that are done there, but also through the individuals who
were part of that “consideration”, their Leela, their sign
and changes altogether in practice and service.