I’m trying to recall a sutta I read a while back, but have since been unable to find again. In this sutta, the Buddha warns that wrongdoers don’t always experience the bad karma in this lifetime, but will in a future life . He gives some example of a criminal who is hired by a king to do something immoral (like killing or stealing or something) and ends up being rewarded. Does this sutta ring a bell for anyone?
I found this sutta curious because it seems to throw a wrench in the idea the Buddha promoted in the Kalama sutta, that virtue is worth it, even if the afterlife doesn’t exist.