I understand that Ravan was one of the door guards in Vaikunth, then he messed up and didn’t let in the child saints to see Narayan, then he had to take birth three times as enemy of Narayan. After which he was allowed to take his place again as the faithful guard of his beloved Bhagwaan.
However when he was Ravan he committed lots of sins, out of lust he attacked many ladies, he cheated on Mandodari, he got lots of people killed in the war, he was horrible to his own family members and his sons. And huge amounts of other sins too which I can’t even remember them all right now.
However after doing all that, he never was punished for all those huge sins ?
Does this mean that everyone he harmed, attacked, killed, they were all given their bad karm-phal through him ? So all his victims were getting punished for their own past life sins ?
So sometimes a horrible person who is abusing and harming others is just made to do that by fate to give people their karm-phal and won’t ever be punished for all the horrid things they do ?
I understand Ramayan and Mahabharath are figurative and about enlightenment. Ram represents the individual, he gets back Sita (mind) from ten indriyas (10 head Ravan) to become enlightened. And in Mahabharath, Draupadi is kundalini, the Pandavs are the five chakras and the war is against the mental obstacles to enlightenment with the enemies on battlefield being those obstacles personified. Is amazing the figurative meaning of these epics.
However the genius of them is that they also have huge teachings of Hinduism at lowers levels of understanding too ?
So then at a lower level where we take the story more literally, why wasn’t Ravan punished for his sins ?
Do many horrible people and abusers not get punished ever, because they’re just pretty much delivering karm-phal to victims who have their own past life sins to pay for ?