Across the Scriptures of sanathan dharma, a particular classification is as follows:

Universe/world, Senses of body, manas, buddhi, and para brahman.

One needs to attain para brahman, which is generally called moksha. Buddhi can be viewed as the container of intelligence or knowledge useful for attaining moksha. Mahavakyas is then enough for buddhi. The key task is then to stabilize manas on para brahman using buddhi.

In this context, Can I say that the contribution of manas is more than the contribution of Buddhi for attaining moksha?

Or am I wrong anywhere? If wrong then how Buddhi need to contribute more than manas for attaining moksha?

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    Please put the source of the classification quote. You may also want to define the terms mãnas(मानस) and buddhi (बुद्धि) properly in your question itself to get an understanding of your doubts properly perhaps
    – Vivikta
    Mar 2, 2021 at 6:52
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    @Vivikta if you did like the question maybe you can contribute an upvote since we are anyway trying to increase voting on the site. Hanuman asks really intriguing questions.
    – Adiyarkku
    Mar 3, 2021 at 11:32
  • @Archit - " Liking a question and thus Up voting it", "trying to correct unambiguous language in a question to make it more likeable maybe", & "Hãnuman", are three totally different scenarios, :P :))
    – Vivikta
    Mar 3, 2021 at 13:51
  • @Vivikta I added the classification requested. Thanks...
    – hanugm
    Mar 8, 2021 at 7:31
  • @hanugm - as per the added classifications' answers, it becomes clear that, intellect i.e., buddhi (बुद्धि) presides over the manas, mind (मन - मानस). In that way it's the last sheath to be crossed to realize our true nature as an atman which may or may not be identical with the Paramātman (depending on the School of Thought, we might be dealing with). Which is greater or lesser, becomes how we perceive the Reality.
    – Vivikta
    Mar 8, 2021 at 9:41


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