When I was a child, every bad thing I did, my mom would say that I would receive a bachi from God. Bachi was a punishment from God. I was scared of the consequences of my acts. It did not make me a better person; but it prevented me from getting into trouble. Today, I wonder where the bachis are. Why doesn’t God punish these evil people that cause suffering to others?
I believe the answer lies in free will. God has given us a mind to use our free will. If God punished us for our evils, then where is our free will? Fear prevents us from using our free will. Fear prevents us from revealing our true minds. Fear prevents the maturation of our minds. We regress to our animal instincts of survival.
There are some in the world that believe that they act in behalf of God. They force or coerce others, essentially treating people like animals. They prevent the maturation of the human soul, antithesis to God’s principles. We must have free will to find out for ourselves the truth of heaven. This is why God does not act directly on the evils of the earth. This is why God is said to be a spectator, waiting for the world to understand the principles of causality and reincarnation. We see what is happening in the world today, and we see the actions of mankind; but we do not understand the relationship.