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


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1.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... material?   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
We asked ourselves this: Are not some of us just as biased and unreasonable about the realm of the spirit as were the ancients about the realm of the material?


2.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... material."   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
We shall have to separate the spiritual from the material."


3.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... material achievement.   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Certainly no alcoholic, and surely no member of A.A., wants to deprecate material achievement.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... material and emotional security, and for an ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Our desires for sex, for material and emotional security, and for an important place in society often tyrannize us.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... material and emotional security, and for companionship ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
So these desires -- for the sex relation, for material and emotional security, and for companionship -- are perfectly necessary and right, and surely God-given.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... material and emotional security as well as ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
In such a case, this imperious urge can destroy his chances for material and emotional security as well as his standing in the community.


7.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... material blessings that many have come to ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
The immense resources now being harnessed promise such a quantity of material blessings that many have come to believe that a man-made millennium lies just ahead.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... material condition was, but it did matter ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
It did not matter too much what our material condition was, but it did matter what our spiritual condition was.


9.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... material desires as the means by which ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.


10.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... material from the spiritual.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, pp.563-564  
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


11.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... material from the spiritual.   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


12.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... material, men's minds were fettered by superstition, ...   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
In the realm of the material, men's minds were fettered by superstition, tradition, and all sorts of fixed ideas.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... material needs are cared for.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
He clamors for this or that, claiming he cannot master alcohol until his material needs are cared for.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


15.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... material progress in the last century than ...   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
This world of ours has made more material progress in the last century than in all the millenniums which went before.


16.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... material progress was painfully slow.   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
Yet in ancient times material progress was painfully slow.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... material prospects were.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
But as time passed we found that with the help of A.A.'s Twelve Steps we could lose those fears, no matter what our material prospects were.


18.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... material satisfactions were not the purpose of ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
We had lacked the perspective to see that character-building and spiritual values had to come first, and that material satisfactions were not the purpose of living.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... material security.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
Financial importance was no longer our principal aim; we now clamored for material security.


20.
View STEP TEN essay   ... material success.   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
We must be quite as careful when we begin to achieve some measure of importance and material success.


21.
View STEP TWO essay   ... material success founded upon no more than ...   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
"As material success founded upon no more than these ordinary attributes began to come to us, we felt we were winning at the game of life.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... material things was concerned, our outlook underwent ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Where the possession of money and material things was concerned, our outlook underwent the same revolutionary change.


23.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... material well-being always followed spiritual progress; it ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
For us, material well-being always followed spiritual progress; it never preceded.


24.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... material world.   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
These tiny bodies are governed by precise laws, and these laws hold true throughout the material world.


25.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... material world and life as we see ...   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
When, however, the perfectly logical assumption is suggested that underneath the material world and life as we see it, there is an All Powerful, Guiding, Creative Intelligence, right there our perverse streak comes to the surface and we laboriously set out to convince ourselves it isn't so.


26.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... material world, that outward appearances are not ...   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
It is being constantly revealed, as mankind studies the material world, that outward appearances are not inward reality at all.


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