Can we take it away from the 10 commandments to perhaps a Hindu yogi working toward a closeness to God. As he/she becomes more enlightened about the nature of God, it becomes impossible to steal, lie, covet, etc? So yes the other commandments had to be written down -- for people who could not fully follow the first? Which applies to most societies in the busy everyday movement of living. But for someone truly following the first commandment, there is no need for the others to be written down. They are just things it becomes impossible to do and walk away from?