In the Harivamnsa Purana Sri Krishna says:
nechChAmyanashitaM draShTuM kR^ishaM malinameva cha |
dehIti chaiva yAchantaM nagaryAM nirdhanaM naram ||2-58-63||
“I do not want to see anyone in the city-state emaciated and pale without food, –
A pauper, who keeps on uttering, Please give.”
कृष्ण’s aim of life, was Greatest happiness of greatest number (wellness of all) or holistic utilitarianism.
Being a कृष्ण believer/follower/Bhakt, what is your aim in life? Do you work like your ideal or just blabber here and there?
PS:कृष्ण dreams of a society that prospers with the utilitarian goals. The utilitarianism of Sri कृष्ण, however, does not concern material ends only. He wants to build a system where the ethics of justice is in wide practice, firmly based on the spiritual state of harmony and equilibrium.
What Vinayak Damodar Savarkar said about this?
Once we descend from the outer space of non-dualism onto the firm ground of dualism then it is impossible to accept that the principle of welfare of all living beings literally means welfare of every living being…The expression ’Sarvabhootahite rataha’ (lit: ‘to strive for or engage in the welfare of all living beings’) merely states the broad principle but mainly means ‘to strive for or engage in the welfare of the greater number of humans’.
The science of ethics has to rely on utilitarianism while choosing one out of two actions as being correct. (1925, Kesari, 04 August)
Sri Krishna was the first acharya (preceptor) of utilitarianism
I used to believe and say that utility is the ethical code and underlying principle on the basis of which we should found and justify our revolutionary movement. Drawing from several incidents related to Sri Krishna in the Mahabharata, I used to prove from his speeches, teachings and actions that Sri Krishna was the first proponent, nay the first preceptor of utilitarianism. Sri Krishna showed how to practice it. He justified, indeed it is possible to justify all his actions on this one principle. (1947, Majhya aathvani or My reminiscences, Samagra Savarkar vangmaya, Vol.1, p.206)