Q. We all know the Theory of Karma i.e. cause and effect or action -reaction. We reap the fruits of past karma and this goes on from birth to birth. What was the Karma of the soul when it came to earth for the first time? Sure it had no past karma and no fruits to receive to begin with?
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Yes there no material karma when the soul was originally in the marginal line between the spiritual and material worlds. But the soul still had free will to use well or to misuse.
Some souls put the free will or independence to good use and directly entered the spiritual Vaikuntha planets (above) to serve God from the tatashtha shakti (marginal line) and some souls misused the inherent independence give to them by God and wanted to try to enjoy like God and become God and thus they fell down in this material world becamse embodied and entangled in the laws and fruits of material karma. So the original cause was the misuse of our minute independence give to us by God.