Many people may read or recite sutras such as the Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra, but simply reciting the words is not enough. The way that many people engage in Buddhist practice, unfortunately, is not sufficiently in accordance with the requirements of the dharma. Many people feel that making offerings, reciting sutras and doing prostrations amounts to proper practice. While all these practices are good, and ones that we should do as Buddhists, they are not the core or the essence of Buddhist practice. It would be more significant if we incorporated meditation into our Buddhist practice every day. The way that the majority of students are going about practice needs some adjustment.
Depicted from "Guide to the Four Preliminary Practices 2 - Part 23" April, 2015, Vancouver, Canada