Everyone, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist, needs permanent liberation from suffering, and pure and everlasting happiness. This wish will be fulfilled through Lamrim practice; therefore it is the real wishfulfilling jewel.
No matter how many possessions we acquire, they will not provide us with any lasting happiness and freedom. On the contrary, it is often our pursuit of material possessions that causes our problems. If we want ultimate happiness and freedom from suffering, we must engage in the supreme practices of training the mind. There is no other way.
Meditation has many functions: it overcomes inner problems such as those created by anger, jealousy, attachment, and ignorance; it controls our mind and brings inner peace; it enables us to cultivate virtuous intentions that lead us to perform good actions, and it eliminates non-virtuous intentions that lead us to perform harmful actions.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - “Joyful Path of Good Fortune” (via dancingdakini)