you must have heard this statement “good people suffer more in life than bad one”. you must have also seen many bad people making money and enjoying life without getting affected by their bad karmas.
seeing this unfairness, it looks as if there is no justice in the world and only good people have to pay the price for their bad deeds. but there is nothing like it. law of karma is applicable to everyone equally. it is just a matter of time that karma will catch up with everyone. some people get the results of their karma immediately and for some it takes some time. law of karma finds the perfect time to balance the karmic debt.
so be careful of the words you speak and the action you perform because the energy which you generate by your thoughts, words and actions will always come back to you. so whether you are a good person or a bad person, you will have to face the consequence of your karmas.
however the question always arises why this good person has to suffer so much because he has not done any major bad karma in this life. the question looks valid because we can only look at the present birth. but we don’t know about their previous births and the kind of karma they have performed. all of us have done good and bad karmas in previous lives. unless you become a buddha, you are going to generate good or bad karma because of unconsciousness and ego. so at times good people also suffer intensely because they have done some bad karmas in previous life and now karma is catching up with their bad deeds in this life.
3 reasons why good people suffer more in life:
good people are more sensitive than bad people. in the first place if you are a sensitive person then you will not harm anyone. you will live a good and ethical life. spiritual person not only has to feel his own pain but at times he also emphasize with the other person problem and feel their pain as well. spiritual person does not live like a self-centered person, for him the world is like one big family. so at times he feel pain seeing even strangers in trouble.
the only anti-dote for too much sensitivity is awareness or witnessing. in ideal case, sensitivity and witnessing (watchfulness) should grow side by side.
2. good for quick spiritual growth
when you clear your negative karma quickly then it is much easier to make spiritual progress. so many times when you are eager to grow spiritually then automatically you will start the process which activates your negative karma. this cycle can be started by your guru or your prayers to grow quickly or because of an intense desire to grow spiritually. the more you are lighter from within and free from karmic debt, more higher you can fly in consciousness.
3. soul has voluntarily chosen this birth to clear much of karmic debts
this is quite common. many souls choose a particular birth to clear much of their negative karmas. you must have come across few people who face difficult situation very gracefully. this is because deep down their soul is prepared for this difficult life.
i remember one beautiful saying “life is unfair but it is unfair to everyone, thats why it is fair”. so good people suffer more initially but in the end that clears the path for a bright future in materialistic world or in spiritual world.
lastly, don’t be shy of suffering because it gives you depth, maturity and wisdom. also check why god brings pain and suffering in life. ultimately everyone has to realize their true nature to get out of this karmic cycle.