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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... basic breeder of most human difficulties, the ...   12&12 Step Four, pp.48-49  
For pride, leading to self-justification, and always spurred by conscious or unconscious fears, is the basic breeder of most human difficulties, the chief block to true progress.


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View STEP EIGHT essay   ... basic, flaws which sometimes were responsible for ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
We can go far beyond those things which were superficially wrong with us, to see those flaws which were basic, flaws which sometimes were responsible for the whole pattern of our lives.


3.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... basic ideas in Akron or New York ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Besides these, there were scattered alcoholics who had picked up the basic ideas in Akron or New York who were trying to form groups in other cities.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... basic ingredient of all humility, a desire ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
That basic ingredient of all humility, a desire to seek and do God's will, was missing.


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View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... basic literature into many languages and dialects.   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Literature has played a major role in A.A.'s growth, and a striking phenomenon of the past quarter-century has been the explosion of translations of our basic literature into many languages and dialects.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... basic natural desires is the main object ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Nor do we enter into debate with the many who still so passionately cling to the belief that to satisfy our basic natural desires is the main object of life.


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View STEP TWO essay   ... basic principle of all scientific progress: search ...   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Time after time, my instructors held up to me the basic principle of all scientific progress: search and research, again and again, always with the open mind.


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View FOREWORD   ... basic principles of A.A., as they are ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The basic principles of A.A., as they are known today, were borrowed mainly from the fields of religion and medicine, though some ideas upon which success finally depended were the result of noting the behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.


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View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... basic principles of the A.A. program, it ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The basic principles of the A.A. program, it appears, hold good for individuals with many different lifestyles, just as the program has brought recovery to those of many different nationalities.


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... basic problem is.   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Before tackling the inventory problem in detail, let's have a closer look at what the basic problem is.


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... basic solution of these bedevilments more important ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people -- was not a basic solution of these bedevilments more important than whether we should see newsreels of lunar flight?


12.
View PREFACE   ... basic text for our Society and has ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
Because this book has become the basic text for our Society and has helped such large numbers of alcoholic men and women to recovery, there exists strong sentiment against any radical changes being made in it.


13.
View FOREWORD   ... basic text of the Fellowship, and it ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The book "Alcoholics Anonymous" became the basic text of the Fellowship, and it still is.


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View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... basic text, those words have proved to ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Like so much of A.A.'s basic text, those words have proved to be far more visionary than the founding members could ever have imagined.


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View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... basic trouble?   BB How It Works, p.61  
What is his basic trouble?


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... basic troubles are the same as everyone ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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