There comes a time in our lives where we all make a mistake that will lead to punishing consequences. People who received punishment, self-reflected and reformed themselves after making mistakes or failures in the past may live happily in the present and even in the future.
Conversely, there are also some people who did extremely vicious things or committed multiple crimes, who unfortunately came out unscathed. They seem to have never received punishment and can live comfortably. Fraudulent things such as illegal receipt of livelihood protection, living an unfaithful life, and many more injustices are prevalent. But instead of suffering the consequences of their actions, they gain a lot of benefits and advantages.
In Buddhism or the holy world, it is said that “Reap what you sow- you’ll have to pay for what you did someday.” This means that punishment tells us what was wrong with us and gives us a chance to reflect on ourselves with the hope that we have the ability to change. If we are able to change our mind sets and make a fresh and faithful start, we will start to live more happily.
Actually, good people can realize the theory of “Reap what you sow” when they received a small punishment immediately. So, in other words they may feel like “Oh, this is a punishment to me for what I did…”. At least there were lessons learned even from a tiny punishment.
On the other hand, bad people tend to not realize their indiscretions and turn things around unless it is a significantly huge punishment, something life-changing. So, it seems that they are lucky and gain huge profits at the first glance. But actually, they are just left at large for a moment, whilst their mistakes and untoward acts are accumulating, eventually their bad decisions and indiscretions will reach a point worthy of a big punishment. So in the long run, they are not really getting away with their mistakes.
The more severe their bad behaviors are, such as committing a felony, or crime, the bigger the punishments are. So, I believe that God is watching over them, until the right time comes to teach them their lessons.
Our world is definitely based on “What goes around, comes around”, in other words, “karma”. So, we need not to curse anybody to a life of unhappiness or punishments. Otherwise, if we taint ourselves and wish ill of them, it will just come right back to us.
Nature will take its course and give what they deserve in due time. Do your best, and let the heavens do the rest.