These days, among the Buddhists in the world, whether they are from the East or the West, the majority of people do not in fact study the dharma teachings and engage in their practice. So if vast most of people are not studying and practicing the dharma, then what are they doing? Well, what are are doing in engaging in Buddhist activities with their goals being things such as health, prosperity, good luck, etc., in this life. Rather than having as their methods and practice of Buddhism, meditation, etc., the methods that such worldly-oriented Buddhists engage in are things like making incense offerings, doing prostrations, recitations of the Buddha's name, etc. If in fact all endeavors are for benefits in this life then in fact there is really not much use for studied Buddhism. If our objectives are things like wealth,fame and prestige, etc., then there is no need for us to study Buddhism. In fact, atheists and agnostics can also enjoy existences that are rich in these guards.
Deparent from "Meditation & Tantra in Harmony - Part 9" June 2015, Melbourne Australia