In Vedas there are texts such as Aranyakas, Brahmanas, Upanisads, Samhitas etc. so in the case of differing views of various texts is there a certain order of which text view should be taken first?

For example, I have been told that if there is some contradiction between texts, Brahmana view should be seen as more authoritative than say Aranyakas but not Samhitas, I am not sure if this is universally true or a personal view?

I know there is a similar concept of hierarchy amongst scriptures when it comes to the classification of smriti and sruti texts i.e sruti texts are considered more authoritative. I am sure similar questions have been asked before but no seeming answers that I have found as of yet...

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    Vegas are not contradictory if they contradict we need to reconcile and understand our meanings on context with previous understanding
    – Prasanna R
    Aug 6, 2021 at 0:46
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    @PrasannaR you are right it is most likely down to the various interpretations. Perhaps conflicting views would be a more appropriate term to explain it.
    – Laksmi
    Aug 7, 2021 at 0:01


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