When studying Buddhism enlightenment path you will find out, all about the holy eightfold path with the four noble truths. This knowledge is certainly very useful and practical in nature. As it is based on the third ray of active intelligence; which in simple language is called common sense. Particularly so for querents who first step upon the spiritual path; when beginning their journey of discovery in working out how life functions.
Since the origins of time the eternal choice for everyone; who finds himself in incarnation. Is either to enjoy the illusion of what you see outside yourself; which is a personality focus. Or face the truth within the self; which is a soul focus? It is all a question of which manifestation energy state that you wish to create. Perhaps we may consider the choice between the atheist or the initiate?
As the evolution of spiritual consciousness is resisted by the personality or ego; the net result is that all average humanity who are ruled by their ego’s are entrapped within a prison. Insight meditation or serious meditation is a direct comparison to many of the superficial forms of meditation that are available today.