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Shri Moses

See also: Ten Primordial Masters

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Moses probably lived in the 13th century BCE. He was a Jewish leader, prophet and lawgiver who led the Israelites out of Egypt and into the desert. Famous throughout history for delivering the Ten Commandments to his people.

Historical sources for the life of Moses are exclusively Jewish. The Ten Commandments occur in Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21; the Song of Miriam at the Sea of Reeds is in Exodus 15:21; the sayings about the ark in Numbers 10:15-36; and the Song of Sihon in Numbers 21:27-30. Nothing is known from Egyptian sources.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has stated that Moses was an incarnation of the Primordial Master, noting that:

Moses had (a) problem with people who were very indulgent people, so he had to pass laws of Shariat. ... Moses had to pass these laws … to make the people follow religion precisely. So he did not argue, he did not say why you should do it, didn’t give any explanation. “You do it!” Like that. … So the people who were at the time of Moses, when he had gone to get the Ten Commandments, started indulging into very, very immoral character, extremely immoral character. They were very immoral and were doing such horrible things that nobody can believe that anybody who tried to escape from the Egyptians were worse than the Egyptians themselves. So he gave this Shariat to them, to change. (1989-0524)

Bibliography: ‘Moses’ Encyclopedia Judaica (Jerusalem: Keter, 1971) v.12:371-411; Levi Meier, Moses - the Prince, the Prophet: his life, legend, and message for our lives (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishers, 1998); Elias Auerbach, Moses (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1975); Shera Aranoff Tuchman and Sandra E.Rapoport, Moses' women (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav, 2008)