Every spiritual path is a means for the development of consciousness and the growth of knowledge and experience. A spiritual path that works for you will be one that picks you up from where you are and carries you to the next level of your evolution toward enlightenment.
At this website I have written even more about paths.
And Answers From Silence says that “everything that happens in a person’s life is their path of enlightenment.”
This seems to be acknowledging the existence of spiritual paths and validating their value and necessity. And I fully support the beneficial results that you get from them.
And yet there is another aspect to the topic.
A path is something that you follow. It requires activity, and the activity unfolds in time.
Enlightenment requires no activity, and it is timeless.
A path leads away from your door. You must go out and track it and see where it leads you.
The enlightened experience is that enlightenment is everywhere. Therefore, enlightenment leads nowhere else. There is no place “to” or “from” it. There is only “in” it.
To which I answered, “You don’t need to follow a path. You need to sit still.”
They say that every drop eventually returns to the ocean.
Sit silently. The ocean will come to the drop.