Would life not be simple if it was ruled totally by the laws of Karma? The cause and effect rules. The “what goes around comes around”?
According to Budhism nothing happens to a person that he or she did not deserve. Basically, what happens to a person is the result of past actions and present doings.
Understood, nothing can be that simple; “be good so all good happens”, but sometimes there seems to be no correlation.
I have seen people get away with murder, sort of speak – AND actual murder. Do to others what never comes back to them. Go through life stepping on and hurting others and never paying back. How is the Karma applied then?
I don’t understand the law of inequality nor the theory that past actions from other lives will manifest in future lives - paying for what is done in this life in future ones – ones we won’t remember…It simply does not make sense. To theologists and the like, yes, to a simple mortal like me no.
Under the umbrella of Karma, it does not seem justified to see good people suffer not it makes sense to see others carry on with no repercussion to their wrong doing.
But then, that would make life too simple, and who would want that?
“Responsibility for unskillful actions is born by the person who commits them.”