8. Moses

As moral deterioration settled in throughout humanity, the Great Pyramid was soon forgotten. Lies and falsehood were the weapons that were used by the false priests.

Chephren and Mycerinus had just built pyramid replicas right beside the Great Pyramid in order to confuse those human beings who were giving into spiritual indolence more and more.

Decadence and ruin spread everywhere.

“Human beings did not have to strain themselves in order to have their daily needs attended; they simply had to focus on distributing the cornucopia the Light had granted them. ”Movement” was part of humanity's wise attitude toward life and induced individuals not to waste anything, or let anything go to waste. While people cared for all living things and used them in a loving manner without taking advantage of them, then, everything existed in abundance - there were blessings and happiness in all activities practiced by humankind.”

However, decadence reached Egypt, as well:

“A greater number of human beings continued to take the road that led to death instead of life as they grew more and more conceited and greedy for power. Men subdued men, and slavery rose! Those who were powerful allowed others to work for them and extorted their last drop of sweat. Where gorgeous, verdant shorelines and murmuring palm trees were once found, now lay extended deserted hills of sand.”

It is in the book Aspectos do Antigo Egito (Aspects of Ancient Egypt), published by Ordem do Graal na Terra, that the reader will find the story about the pharaohs who made their people climb the steps of evolution, thus bringing peace and joy to their kingdom. Their fights and their great fall are narrated in this literary work. In addition, the reader will also learn about the Life of Moses, the chosen one, who led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery through a quiet long walk away from servitude. Moses was a self-assured, serene, and fair man, who faced anything in order to achieve his most elevated goal: to serve his lord.

Israel was under the tyranny of one more powerful man. In slavery, the people lived a life unworthy of that of a human being. The caustic sun, like an extremely cruel breath, mortified the wizened bodies of thousands who struggled in the fields, was only one of the torments that those people suffered when they were forced to do such insane work; not to mention the whip of the foreman, who would mercilessly lash the naked bent backs.

The hissing of the whip was the only sound the sons of Israel could hear. They gave course to their tasks in a submissive and primitive manner. The whip made those people tremble since it was the instrument that tortured all of those who did not work fast enough. The whip was the supreme master of Israel. Blind was he who held the whip - as blind as the simple device itself.

One man, however, symbolized Egypt, and the people of Israel knew him well. He was cruel, merciless, and unforgiving: That man was the pharaoh! To subdue Israel to slavery was his very wish. Little by little, he wanted to annihilate those people. He thought they took up too much space! He forced the Israelis to shack up in limited areas. They lived in miserable huts where the people piled up against each other in a promiscuous and infected environment. They had been placed as such to suffocate, but they resisted. The men were obligated to work, and the whip was always there to abuse them. Many would die after being slaughtered by such unbearable oppression. Most of them, however, were willful. Israel swiftly increased its population, and became an increasing danger to the pharaoh. Then a new form of torment arose in the pharaoh’s mind: All newly born male babies were to be put to death!

Little Moses had been laid inside a basket by the Pharaoh’s sister, Myriam, and placed in the water amid the litter. Juricheo, the Pharaoh’s daughter, took the baby under her protection. Moses received maternal love and care and a very good education. It was Juricheo herself who later told him about his origin.

Moses freed his people and received the Ten Commandments from God as a gift to humanity. This happened "because the Light had already noticed how human beings had gone astray. On account of this, since God was and has always been the caring educator that He is, He showed the way that would lead the people to Eternal Existence in the Luminous Kingdom of the Spirit, and thence toward happiness. But, those who did not abide by His Teachings would be lead to misfortune and annihilation! That is precisely why it is not really appropriate to say “commandments”. First of all, they are very well intended pieces of advice, as well as the path to the right direction through the World of Gross Matter. The human spirits themselves longed for such knowledge. However, even this very beautiful thought has not affected the human being. Man has literally chained himself down to his own ideas and has shown little or no interest whatsoever in seeing or hearing anything other than concepts that are similar to those he has created for himself based on his limited earthly knowledge."

This has everything to do with the present atmosphere of dissatisfaction and rebellion that has begun to creep up among human beings who have become increasingly impatience with everything and irritated at any sign of difficulty since life is getting more and more complicated. Problem solving is getting harder and harder because simplicity has been abandoned and everything has turned cold. An inhuman society has lost its way, that is, has lost the attributes inherent to its species. Its attitude no longer resembles that of a "human being" in today’s world, which has become so worthless and uncivilized. As a consequence of the refusal to understand the significance of life anymore, man shall fatally fall into the shadows of the abyss.

The human beings think the advice in the Commandments is for children. They, themselves, believe they have more important things to do. As time went by, the meaning of the words of advice has been disfigured and misinterpreted.

"The Ten Commandments" (available only in portuguese), explained by Abdruschin, is a must for the reader who is willing to find the real meaning of the gift God to humanity, so that a world of peace and happiness could be built.