Even in the Hindu tradition there are devas that try to interfere with the meditations & practices of noble aspirants.
For an excellent outline of the many stages of the path, The Way to Buddhahood by Ven. Yin Shun gives the Mahayana view that any and all paths that seek virtue, at least, are part of the buddhadharma:
[page 49]RESOLVING TO HAVE better future lives and practicing the various
proper methods for rebirth as a human or divine being is the
Buddhist way for lower people. This is also the foundation of the world transcending
Dharma and is thus called the Dharma common to the Five
Vehicles. Even though one is not ultimately seeking human or divine
rewards, these rewards are still required for the practice of the world-transcending
Dharma of the Three Vehicles...
If one’s goal is to be born in the human world or in heaven, one is participating
in the Human Vehicle or the Divine Vehicle. These vehicles are
aspects of the Buddha Dharma that are shared in common with the world’s
religions. Confucianism is similar to the Human Vehicle, while Taoism,
Christianity, and Islam can lead to the Divine Vehicle. Since people can thus
reach the goals of rebirth in the world or in heaven by following the other
religions of the world, one might ask why they should take refuge in the
Three Treasures and practice the Buddha Dharma common to the Five
Vehicles. In fact, the Buddha Dharma does not say that whoever wants to be
born as a human or divine being must take refuge in the Three Treasures and
practice the Buddhist, Human, and Divine Vehicles. Taking refuge in the
Three Treasures and practicing the Dharma common to the Five Vehicles is
more secure than following other religions, however.