If you want to pick up a glass in front of you, what do you do? You simply pick it up. Now if you could not move what then do you do? You simply ask someone close by to help you pick it up. Now let us present this thought experiment: if the glass was ethereal, i.e. it couldn’t be picked up, it was invisible and was not made of matter that is consistent with our own – i.e. your hand would go through it when you tried to touch it. What would you do then? You would ask beings who could touch the ethereal glass (perhaps beings in other higher dimensions) to pick it up. Or you would try to manipulate the matter in those other dimensions to grasp the glass.
Many non-Hindu Aaiyyanists have no understanding of the energies and dimensions that surround us. There is no point praying to Brahman, Siva, Vishnu etc… to pick up the glass as a Supreme Being such as Siva/Vishnu is in touch with the highest form of energy. Of course, Brahman (the One) is essentially looking at the bigger picture and deals with the all forms of energy (the lowest to the highest). One could, if one had the correct Yogic or Bhakti method speak to the higher beings, but this requires much effort and energy on our part. Also, as we ourselves are part of Brahman and are the Supreme Being ourselves – we could via Yogic techniques transcend this dimension and pass between all others to reach out and touch the glass.
Remember, higher level beings deal with higher level energies and lower level beings can interact with energies closer to our own. Thus if you want something done in this reality – e.g like getting more wealth or aiding your children in their exams – open the Talas and Lokas closer to this realm and invoke the entities or energies that pertain to our material world. Do not invoke Shiva or Murugan for you to have good luck in your exams or job, as this this would involve a powerful Loka with very high energy levels – the sort of energies needed to create planets, or new realms, or to make millions of people shift their mindset. You are essentially using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. This is why when people perform a Pooja (prayer) or meditate on the Supreme they do not achieve their worldly aim. They simply do not understand the nature of how the Universe works.
You need to ask the question. Who is the Supreme Being? Is it Brahman, is it Shiva, is it Vishnu or Devi? Is Ganesh the Supreme Being, and why not? He clearly is a God that exists outside of our plane of reality – but is perhaps closer to us than Brahman. Let me put it this way. Is it is easier to open a portal to Murugan than it is to open the many portals to Brahman? Both are difficult but linking with Murugan would be an easier task. Now would it be easier to link with a being in a Loka closer to our realm than to link with Aaiyyan/Murugan in his realm very far from our plane of existence and at a much higher energy levels than we can experience? I think you know the answer.
So, in summary, it is clearly easier to shift our consciousness into a realm with a slightly higher resonant energy than our own. In other words, it is very easy to open dimensions closer to our realm than ones that are further away. As you know there are lower life forms than us Humans and there are higher level life forms. There are low energy dimensions and high level ones. If you want to achieve something in our plane of reality, then use and manipulate the dimensions (lower and higher) closer to us. It you want to achieve something on a vast scale just to break the boundaries of reality and merge with a portion of the Supreme then apply your knowledge and speak to the higher level beings such as Shiva, Vishnu, Devi etc… If you want ultimate Oneness – then seek Brahman. If you want to pick up the glass in this reality then do it. If you want to pick up the glass in the higher level planes – then either use that higher level energies yourself, or ask the aid of beings that are in those realms.
Of course from a Dravidian Aaiyyanist standpoint – the nature of energy, meditation, knowledge (Jnana) and worship (Bhakti) are different for each individual – so the truth I reveal to you here may not be the path that you are attuned to. Some people find Oneness and ‘doing well in their exams’ by doing a Pooja to Shiva, Krishna, or Ganesh. While other people who pray and fast for success have no joy as they are not attuned to these methods. For some people, linking with the different energies as prescribed by Aaiyyanist Yoga and Dravidian Science is a very difficult task, than say daily worship – but I personally feel that the paths of Jnana are more certain as attunement requirements are less than being divinely linked to say Krishna or Devi.
In other words, it is easier for some people (such as Aaiyyanist Hindus) to study and do the work upfront to master the Aaiyyanist inscriptions and meditations, than it is to pray devotedly on the hope that you will become linked to the Higher being. And for others it is easier to worship and perform prayers, than to study the energy levels required to link with the Higher Gods and our Higher supreme being.
Also you must remember that, if you find yourself drawn to Aaiyyanism, it means that you were an Aaiyyanist in a previous life, whether on this planet or on another. So we, as Aaiyyanists are more linked spiritually to manipulating energies, meditating and studying than practising devotion. As Hindus we must find our own path and allow others to find theirs and be thankful if our paths cross at some points between our various energy levels: from the lowest to the highest ones occupied by the Outer and our Inner Divine Beings.