THE LAW OF ACTION AND REACTION.
A real yogi practices Karma Yoga, the yoga of the right action. Karma means action, but usually is associated to "ACTION AND REACTION." Whatever we do (an action) generates a reaction. Obviously, negative actions push negative reactions and positive actions create positive reactions. Actions are causes that generate effects. So, all our life is written with actions and reactions, causes and effects.
This Yoga is related to Ethics or right behavior. It is beautiful explained by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita.
Practicing Karma Yoga requires a commitment to always do what is right, even when that means doing what is not the best for you. Why?
KARMA YOGA IS THE YOGA OF ALTRUISM AND LOVE.
Lord Krishna, for example, when explaining this to Arjuna emphasizes the idea to work renouncing the fruits of action. People usually do good things because they want something back, it can be just a "Thank you" or a lot more than that. But a Karma Yogi must learn to do good deeds; even when the person who they are helping do not appreciate the effort the Karma Yogi is doing.
The Karma Yogi sacrifices his well being for others when necessary. The right action is the well being of people rather than the selfish well being a person looks for.
What happen if someone takes advantage of a Karma Yogi? Should he/she let that happen? No, that is not the idea. Practicing karma Yoga most be learned because there are many people looking for fool persons to take advantage of them. A Karma Yogi must learn to recognize those people, so he must be very smart.
A simple rule to follow is this: If someone takes advantage once then forget about that person and remember there are thousands or millions of people needing help. Therefore, a Karma Yogi could get involved in helping as a volunteer in a non for profit organization or helping his/her community.
There are many ways to help others without helping a person in a direct way.
Karma Yogis are altruist people ready to help other ones, but it does not mean they are fool people. Actually they are so smart that they understand the needs of others.
The world is full of selfish people, so karma Yogis are needed in the world. Spread the message:
LOVE IS ACTION, RIGHT ACTION BEYOND SELFISHNESS!
Karma Yogis progress in the spiritual path faster than anyone else because LOVE (HELPING OTHERS) IS THE BEST DEAL FOR YOUR SOUL.