Most people’s personal thoughts about “Enlightenment” and a “Path” are colored by the personal delusion of having an immortal soul.
You can pick out who knows something, and who does not, based upon what they know about “souls”.
Since a “soul” can arise and “fall” in a single life.. and of course since humans never even started making “souls” until relatively recent history, any philosophy of “enlightenment”, would be required to take these facts into account.
As a matter of fact, the desire to have a soul, is the absolute earmark, that a person has yet to properly begin on a spiritual path at all.
To really put a nail in it, the people who most talk about their souls are those in the grip of MHS and at the last, Kundalini psychosis.