In mainland China, the number of Buddhist followers is increasing year by year and it is quite possible that this is the same in Chinese communities overseas. However, among these followers, the number of people who really know about Buddhism and know how to practice it is very few. In Westerner countries, the number of people studying Buddhism is growing as well. However, among these, the number of people who gain true understanding of how to engage in Buddhist practice is also perhaps not very great. The vast number of Buddhist followers are engaged in Buddhist activities with a view only towards achieving positive results for their health, longevity, material prosperity, good luck, and the smooth running of matters in their professional lives.
Depicted from "Guide to the Four Preliminary Practices 1 - Part 16" April, 2015, Vancouver, Canada