The Buddha says – “Better than sovereignty over the earth, better than going to heaven, better than lordship over all worlds, is the reward of the first step in Holiness.”
Just stepping into Holiness itself begins to give the reward. The first reward is Pramudita (illimitable joy). The more one goes deeper into it, the more energy, enthusiasm and joy is realized. The more you get ripen into holiness, the sweeter becomes the fruit of it.
A person is enabled to enter into the path of Holiness after coming into the company of Holy people. The company of holy people works miraculously for further advancement in Spiritual World.