• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Outline the inward journey and the outward journey experienced by Buddha, Nicky Cruz and Lord Fenner Brockway - Explain what spirituality means to you after studying the 3 case studies.

Extracts from this document...


Outline the inward journey and the outward journey experienced by Buddha, Nicky Cruz and Lord Fenner Brockway. Explain what spirituality means to you after studying the 3 case studies. To me, spirituality is being in harmony with yourself and others around you. It's having the feeling that there are other people to care for and that we (as individuals) are small creatures in a big world. I ask myself 'Is that it? What is there more to life?' In this essay I am going cover the various issues that appear in the paths of the Buddha, Nicky Cruz and Lord Fenner Brockway when they experienced their inward and outward journeys. Prince Sidhartha Gautama was kept away from the outside world by his father so he never saw any of the bad things that happen in life. ...read more.


In New York Nicky joined the 'Mau Mau Gang' This gang were involved in fights, robberies, gang activities, murders and they were at war with the police. In July 1958 a man called David Wilkinson who was a preacher in the street, approached Nicky and told him that God loved him. Nicky had disbelief, if no one had ever loved him before then why now. He was persuaded to go to a meeting about God and Christianity. As David finished his speech, Nicky realised that his wanted to change. He was changed immediately. He went to a bible college and then went back to the Mau Maus and talked to them about Christ. He visited his family and overall became a caring, kind and thoughtful person. He set out to help others who needed it. ...read more.


In conclusion they all did much the same thing in different ways. One thing that was similar was that they all had questions that they wanted answers to and that they all went on some kind of journey to get them. The Buddha came from a very well off background and Nicky Cruz came from a terrible upbringing and Lord Fenner Brockway was a Humanist. The Buddha found his answers in his soul, from the inside, whereas Nick Cruz turned to Christ to find the answers to his questions. They all found their answers but in different situations. In my opinion, the journeys that the three of them went on are journeys which everyone experiences at some point in their lives. You do not have to turn to Christ to get your answers you can get them in different ways. Everyone asks questions, it's the way that they find their answers that is different! Laura Hill 9A 2001 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Buddhism section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Buddhism essays

  1. Emergence Of The Buddha

    The system has worked well for Indian people and still has a major role in modern India. The Aryan society was patrocol, which means it was all male. It was now no longer an egalitarian society. Indus Valley people and Aryans began to mix, which is how the Indo-Aryans were

  2. Today is a result of yesterday, tomorrow is a result of today.(TM) To what ...

    Actions characterised by its opposite (akusala-kamma) lead to sorrow. This would thus infer that if actions result in happiness or sorrow, all actions of the past affect tomorrow. In Buddhism, ethical behaviour is ultimately dependent on the mind and not on the body. On the basis of the Buddha's advice, Buddhism has developed into many various

  1. Why Buddhism, Why Now? AND WHY IN AMERICA

    The first Jodo Shinshu temple was started in San Francisco in 1899, but even today the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Churches of America is still predominantly a Japanese-American institution. Mainstream America first became aware of Buddhism during the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 when the Sri Lankan layman

  2. Teachings Now the ...

    sick or dead and be shocked, disturbed, and disgusted---this is not fitting.' As I reflected thus, the conceit of youth, health, and life entirely left me." 3 Upon leaving the palace with a charioteer, he sees an old man, a sick man, a dead man, and a holy man.

  1. Buddhism is one of the biggest religions founded in India in the 6th and ...

    society and required an extreme expenditure of time in meditating (Internet 1). This left little room for the bulk of humanity to join in; Theravada Buddhism was, by and large, an esoteric religion. A new schism then erupted within the ranks of Buddhism, one that would attempt to reformulate the

  2. The day the Buddha left.

    Siddhartha refused what he was offered. At last King Bimbisara requested Siddhartha to come first to his country when reaches Enlightenment. Siddhartha then left Rajagaha and went to the groves not far from the southern part of Rajagaha. Two meditation leaders, Alara and Udaka, guided Siddhartha and together they practised for concentration (Jhana).

  1. Siddhartha as a Hero's Journey.

    In the morning, his father tells Siddhartha that he may join the Samanas if he wishes. His father tells him that if "you find bliss in the forest, you should come back and teach me. If you finds disillusionment, come back, and we shall again offer sacrifices to the gods together".

  2. Buddhism in culture and media around the world.

    Tolerance is not always seen as a virtue and often misunderstood. From a Buddhist perspective, tolerance is extremely important feature of Buddhism down the twenty five centuries of its history. Tolerance is the acceptance that other people hold different views from ourselves.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work