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.
H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Puja in Greece, 1989