Is it applicable to only living souls? Not necessarily. It applies to everything. When we read the Vibhuti Yog (chapter 10 of Gita), we find God has taken various forms and in all those He exists. The Isavasyopanisad also states ‘Isavasyamidam sarvam yat kinch jagatyam jagat…’ These all aspects takes us to the Divinity in everything.
But to understand it is all important. This requires a special vision –DRISHTI which each one need to develop. If we find usefulness of each and everything, perhaps understanding this Divinity would be possible. We all remember the Holy Mother telling her disciple to keep the broom properly and not to throw it after work is done. It is because she sees the divinity in it of cleaning the place. If this is case with broom, can we not find some special attribute, value in each person? Surely. It is possible. When we shall start seeing goodness in each and everything, the very concept will undergo total change. That is how Mananeeya Eknathji said : There are only two categories of people (i) those who are convinced and converted and (ii) those who are in the process of conviction and conversion to be the karyakartas of the organisation. What a wonderful way of looking at the world!
But it should not be restricted to usefulness alone as everything that God has created and is itself God has some purpose which may be beyond our understanding. And, hence, if we make ourselves capable to go to the depth of everything, perhaps, knowing its divinity would be possible.
In this year of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swamiji, can we change our outlook? Shall we see goodness and Godness in everything? Do our Swadharma - this is truth, the truth of truths.