what a heady combination. On the surface brahman would seem to be obvious choice between the two as regards power and intelligence. But think about this. do you know what is maya doing ? It takes head on the omnipotence and omniscience of brahman and strip them off and make into pieces each piece struggling to finds it way to peace and bliss. And it does that in a very intelligent way. It always does one upmanship whenever each piece of brahman thinks it has got the better of maya. what a way to consistently keep deflating the ego. It does this with brilliant strategizing showing each time who is the boss in the world of maya. Finally it lets brahman off the hook after making it plod through the maze making sure brahman gets its ego under control. but anyway kudos to brahman too for making it an interesting contest and for the innumerable number of times it rose from the ashes.