The first type of path is referred to as Buddhism with a worldly orientation. People who follow this path basically believe in and observe the law of cause and effect—karmic action and consequence, They endeavour to abandon negative actions and engage in positive ones, but their goals are not oriented towards attaining Buddhahood or liberation. With this kind of aspiration it is possible for people to achieve rebirth in the human realm or in the god realms. Although this is not the highest aspiration for practicing Buddhism, it is still a valid kind of goal. Nevertheless, because people who are still living in cyclic existence must face the suffering of samsara, ultimately this is not the most ideal goal on which to base our Buddhist practice.
[~How to Follow the Path of Liberation, June 2015, Australia]