Question from Facebook: Does the Creator punish people for bad deeds?
Answer: The Creator doesn’t punish anyone. He only corrects.
There are no punishments in nature. According to the laws of the wisdom of Kabbalah, even in our world, punishments must be very limited. There is no prison, the death penalty can be decreed once every few decades, and even this is considered to be an exceptional event.
There are no punishments from above. There is intention and support when a person is being pushed from behind toward correct deeds. The mistake is his punishment.
In other words, punishment is a type of lesson: why you did that and what was bad about it so that you will learn for the future. But, just punishment as punishment for something that you did doesn’t exist.
There is no connection between what you did and what you got. Instead of what you did, you simply need to learn how to work correctly. Relearning is considered a punishment in our world.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/21/16