To say that one authentic Buddhist practice is better than another, is no different than saying that the yellow pill is better than the red pill.
A qualified doctor will prescribe the yellow pill to one patient, and the red pill to another. Both pills work - each one cures a different illness. But if the doctor prescribed the wrong one, not only may it not work, it might actually make the patient feel worse.
Similarly, each one of us has our own disturbing emotions, attitudes, inclinations, interests, capacities, karma, and so forth. Just how a qualified doctor prescribes different medicines to different patients with different illnesses, a qualified Buddhist teacher knows what practices would be most suitable for each individual student.
Understanding that everything is impermanent, that happiness is transformed into suffering, and that all phenomena are lacking reality in themselves and are only projections of our mind, will permit us to counteract the first hindrance to meditation, that is, our attachment to this world.
Without practicing persistently, we cannot eradicate the habitual tendencies accumulated since beginningless time, nor maintain or stabilize the wisdom that we attained earlier. Therefore, we should spare no efforts in doing all positive actions, and listening, contemplating and meditating on the Dharma.
His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche