There is one question thou I would be interested in your opinion on and that's the illusion we are reborn into and how it may have effected the interpretation's of those teachings
Welcome! If we are born with the causes and conditions to meet with an authentic Buddhist teacher who holds an unbroken lineage of authentic Buddhist teachings, then we should listen to those teachings and reflect on their meaning and then meditate in the way prescribed by that teacher.
We should check our understanding of those teachings, based on the activities of hearing, reflecting and meditating, with our Buddhist teacher. In this way we should be able to progress along the path to the realization that there is no path, enlightenment was here all along.