Yang Loses His Life Due to Karmic Retribution
(Clearwisdom.net) In Anhui Province, there is an old story about Mr. Yang, who received karmic retribution for committing rape.
During the Qing Dynasty, a Mr. Yang lived in the city of Susong. He was well-respected as a talented and knowledgeable person. Most people expected him to do well in the imperial civil service exams and then become an official in the royal court.
Mr. Yang believed in divine beings. One night he had a dream in which a god gave him the seal of an official. Yang interpreted the dream to mean that he would become a government official, and he was convinced that the event would take place that year. He became very proud and lost control of his sense of right and wrong. One night he forced himself upon an innocent woman.
After he took the imperial civil service exams, he had another dream in which the same god asked him to return the seal. He said to the god, "You gave me the seal, so why are you now taking it back?" The god said, "Not only do I want the seal back, but I also want your life because you raped an innocent woman. How could you be at peace after committing such a crime?" In less than a month, Mr. Yang had died an unnatural death.