Is the punyam(good deeds) and paavam (bad deeds) theory true?Right from the age of two, as far as I can remember, like in most Tamil Brahmin families, I was told that there is something called punyam, that is, all the good deeds we should do now. If we do bad deeds, that is, paavam, we will be punished by God, now, in this life, and next birth too.
Is this theory true?
We see all the atrocities around us, like the Tuticorin tragedy. What happened? So, all the 14 who have died are those who have done so much of paavam, (that is, bad deeds) in their previous lives, that they had to die on that fateful day?
And does it mean that Anil Aggrawal, who has had the cheek to bribe every single politician, left, right and center, has done so much punyam in his previous life, that God has given him the billions that he can throw around, after comfortably sitting in London?
Where does this start and where does this theory end? Is there any scientific reasoning behind this theory? Even the Christians talk about paavigal ( the worst crooks, who do all bad deeds), though I do not ever understand what they really mean.
Members may please do clarify.