It is the intellect which harbors inhibitions, likes and dislikes, approvals and disapprovals and it is again the intellect which harbors wisdom, which brings forth the intuition.
Q: Is intuition beyond intellect?
Ans: Yes, but it moves through intellect. It's the intellect that lodges wisdom.
Q: Are emotion and intellect contradictory?
Ans: They can be contradictory.
Q: When there is a conflict, which is better?
Ans: There is no better conflict, in conflict. The pure intellect rises beyond conflicts. The pure intellect is not caught up in the emotional turbulence of the mind. Otherwise the intellect often gets coloured by the emotion and becomes impure like muddy water. Then it is unable to reflect the Self. Whereas pure intellect, still and serene, reflects the Self.
Q: Is intellect affected by Karma?
Ans: Karma does not afflict the pure intellect. Liberation is purifying the intellect. The Sanskrit word for intellect is Buddhi and one who is liberated is Buddha.