Originally Posted by Darth Vada
The whole point of punishment is to prevent it from happening again, to teach the misbehaver a lesson. Assuming that it is the case that we have more than one life, if in the next life people forget everything that happens in their previous life, don't you think it defeats the purpose of punishment? It won't prevent them from doing anything different, because they don't remember what they have done wrong.
It was his belief that the lesson was imprinted on the soul, not just the individual who has no idea that his past self was a cruel heartless dictator or whatever. But the lesson was given to the soul to make the soul better fit to understand the lessons they were to learn before ascending.
Not my belief. Just explaining how he justified how my sister's death was necessary in the grand scheme of things.