How does “cosmic reward and punishment” work?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJun 1, 2023


Question from the Internet:

“What if: I made a wish to a cosmic Entity to end World Hunger and make + World Peace a reality, but I didn’t specify anything, and it was so uncertain and confusing that the Entity had to use its own interpretation and point of view?”

Well, this could lead to truly unintended and unpredictable consequences as long as that “cosmic Entity” has a “humanoid,” subjective, and changeable consciousness and character.

On the other hand, if we are facing a different kind of “cosmic Entity,” like an unchanging, lawful, and deterministic force field or system, like nature’s system, for example, then it does not matter how incomplete, uncertain, and confusing our requests and intentions are, as long as we make constant and purposeful efforts to adapt ourselves to the laws and systematic principles of that “cosmic Entity,” our “wishes and requests” will find favorable answers.

And it is not because that “cosmic Entity” will then change its mind and starts turning toward us favorably, but because we ourselves will start to get closer and more similar to the ideal state, where we integrate into and partner with the system that “cosmic Entity” governs.

When we exist in a strictly lawful and unchanging system that governs life and development based on absolute laws of nature, “reward and punishment” becomes very simple.

As long as we do not know, ignore or break the strict, unchanging, and unforgiving laws of nature, we punish ourselves like a person that ignores the law of gravity and jumps off a high cliff, thinking that the law of gravity does not apply to him.

And when we learn and keep these strict, unchanging, and unforgiving laws of nature, we reward ourselves since we become integrated and compatible elements of the system, partnering with it seamlessly and benevolently.

So, instead of wishing for something vague and uncertain, we need to study the system we exist in; we need to understand why we are incompatible with the laws of the system — and thus cause all kinds of problems in human society — and how we could remedy all our problems by consciously and purposefully becoming compatible and integrated with the system.



Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.