There seem to be two ways of spirituality which at first glance appear to be contradictory and mutually exclusive. One person may be on the path to enlightenment; for him or her, the goal of life is final liberation, freedom from all bondage and all pain and sorrow. This person seeks, as the Buddha put it, "the end of sorrow." Another person may be seeking salvation, to have his or her soul saved from sin. It's interesting that sin is sometimes defined as: the state of separation from God. And the seeker of enlightenment is seeking liberation from all the veils of illusion which keep him from union with God or ultimate reality. So even though on the surface the quest for salvation and the search for enlightenment may seem very different, it may simply be that, though the approaches may differ, the end— oneness with Ultimate Reality or Truth or God— may be the same.