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.
Buddha Shakyamuni said “I shall prostrate to the new moon and not to the full moon.” The new moon refers to the first realizations that we develop and the full moon refers to the advanced and qualified realizations of Superior beings. Buddha’s meaning is that since great realizations arise in dependence upon small ones we should protect and honor our first experiences of Dharma.