In order to get some real experience from what you understand one should meditate on that, meditate many times
Therefore, Buddha always teaches people: first, you hear the teaching. Hear and hear repeatedly. And then you can hear the meaning [of the teaching]. And second, you have to think, think over and over repeatedly so that you could really understand what Buddha is saying. Thirdly, you have to meditate on what you have learned, on what you have understood. [In order] to get some real experience from what you understand one should meditate on that, meditate diligently. Therefore, HEARING, THINKING, MEDITATING, those practices are always important to understand Buddha well and understand the teaching of Buddha.
Hungkar Dorje Rinpoche, “Introduction to Longchen Nyingthik (Part I)”