Friday, August 26, 2011


As big as the UNIVERSE!
Well that's an easy question to answer! See little Bucky in the photo above. What you see is the Crab Nebula taken by the Hubble telescope. And there's Bucky riding on the edge of infinite space! How does he do it? He IS the infinite space of pure love!
Since love is what holds the whole universe together, it is actually the sea we are swimming around in. Since we are always in this love, we don't notice it until we try to separate out of it. For example, if something happens that is unpleasant in your view, you usually try to avoid it, replace it, or negate it. This resistance to it IS suffering. What's true is, LOVE is everything! It's not in some things and not other things. The Pinnacle teachings of Buddhism talk about our body being the Complete Pleasure body! That means everything, no exception, is for us to experience as bliss! But in our attempt to separate from the "unpleasantness", we miss the LOVE. And the universe just keeps on giving LOVE! It can't NOT give love... because it IS LOVE!
And that's true for all of us! Just like a little squirrel, we are LOVE!
Our true nature is LOVE!
Intellect, mind and mental appearances
have this very nature.

All the worlds appearing in their diversity
have this very nature.

All the varieties of the seen and the seer
have this very nature.

Attachment, desire, aversion and bodichitta
too, have this very nature.
~from the blog: Mahamudra of Marpa

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Even in Death, Squirrelessence Keeps Giving!

The really great thing about small children is that they are still free.
Not yet limited by a bunch of concepts, they are free to be the love that they are.
Here is a beautiful exchange of love between a little girl and a dead squirrel she found
in her neighborhood. What a beautiful display of love! What a teacher she is!

~When you have the eyes of love, love is all you see!~
- squirrelady

THEN Almitra spoke, saying, We would ask now of Death.

And he said:
You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless
you seek it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes
are blind unto the day
cannot unveil the mystery of light.

If you would indeed behold the spirit of death,
open your heart wide
unto the body of life.

For life and death are one, even as
the river and sea are one.
In the depth of your hopes and desires
lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow
your heart dreams of spring.

Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden
the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd
when he stands before the king
whose hand is to be laid upon him
in honour.

Is the shepherd not joyful
beneath his trembling,
that he shall wear the mark of the king?

Yet is he not more mindful
of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked
in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is to cease breathing,
but to free the breath from its restless tides,
that it may rise and expand
and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of
silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top,
then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs,
then shall you truly dance.

-excerpt from The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, August 21, 2011


What a bright future! I see a little squirrel named Bucky in my crystal ball!
I see pure love... the ephemeral essence of Grace
in the body of a little squirrel!
Little Bucky came to the planet to teach love. At only a few months old, he saved the life of his little brother Pete. Now Pete is well and happy living in the neighborhood. Because Bucky hurt his teeth in the release cage outside, he is not be able to join his brother outside. Bucky lives indoors and gets his teeth trimmed about every 4 to 5 weeks, which allows him to eat normally. Bucky never complains... he has a pleasant temperament no matter what he is going through! What a wonderful teacher he is!

The essence of a squirrel is the most pure form of love
in the Cosmos. It is the epitome of innocence and trust.
If you have ever experienced holding a baby squirrel
just as it is falling asleep,then you understand
what it is to see God!
Watch this video of a sweet little "buddy-sattva":

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Squirrel Banner of Peace

You may or may not be familiar with 
Nicolas Roerich's Peace Banner:

Nic was a peace loving Russian artist and mystic who lived in the early 1900's. One of his most famous paintings is the Madonna Oriflamma from which came the Banner of Peace. Nic is quoted to have said, "Where there is peace, there is culture, and where there is culture, there is peace". Wanting to protect places of art, culture, libraries, churches, scientific institutions, etc., from the belligerents of war, he worked with a team of international experts and lawyers. With their assistance, he approached the League of Nations in 1935 and the Roerich Pact and Banner of Peace was signed by India, the Baltic States, and 22 nations of the Americas including the United States. This treaty is international law today. This symbol is celebrated the world over and for his contribution, Nic was awarded the Nobel Prize.  The three inner circles represent art, science, and spirituality, while the large circle on the outside represents the unity of all. The deep red color symbolizes the color of the one blood of all beings. Squirrel Planet has adapted this Peace Banner to represent the sentiments of all squirrels on the planet. Now, with so many changes going on, it is time to reeducate people all over the globe. Bucky Squirrel, the famous bodhi squirrel of Austin told us that what Nic really wanted to convey was the message that:
Where there is Peace, there are squirrels.
Where there are squirrels, there is Peace!

However, he knew that back in his day, people were not yet knowledgeable about the unified mission of all squirrels on the planet and indeed in the entire cosmos! Here at we feel sure that Mr. Roerich would be proud to display the Squirrel Banner of Peace!

Mr.Nut recommends displaying the Banner of Peace in the home.