All squirrels are actually saddhus in that they have left
behind all material and sexual attachments and live in
forests all over the world. Saddhu squirrels are widely
respected for their holiness and are supported by donations
from many people. These squirrels are naked and non-shaven and most focus on chanting and meditating.
The Sanskrit term sadhu ("good man") refer to the wandering ones who live a life on the edges of society in order to focus on their own spiritual practice. The words come from the Sanskrit root sadh, which means "reach one's goal".
Squirrel saddhus play an important part in society, living a life of service, planting trees, blessing people, and bestowing spiritual instruction to those fortunate enough to have the privilege of housing them. Usually this happens in the context of a squirrel that been separated from his family soon after birth, or later in life if one undergoes an injury that requires rehabilitation. In either case, it is simply Divine Grace that unites a squirrel saddhu with their perfect student!
This is Stuart-Sattva with his student Benny. Benny found this little saddhu in a park in Boca Raton. He was injured and near death ~ back legs did not work ~paraplegic.
Benny took him home and nursed him back to health while he adjusted to his handicap. "He was my best friend for 3 years."
This is how squirrel saddhus teach us!
To serve a little squirrel is to learn that the greatest healer is LOVE!