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


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View TRADITION NINE essay   ... obedience brings.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
So we of A.A. do obey spiritual principles, first because we must, and ultimately because we love the kind of life such obedience brings.


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View TRADITION TWO essay   ... obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, "This ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
When told that our Society has no president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, "This simply can't be. There must be an angle somewhere."


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View TRADITION NINE essay   ... obedience to necessary rules and regulations?  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Did anyone ever hear of a society which couldn't somehow discipline its members and enforce obedience to necessary rules and regulations?


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View TRADITION ONE essay   ... obedience to spiritual principles.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
His life actually depends upon obedience to spiritual principles.


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View CONTENTS   ... obedience to spiritual principles. The group must ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition One), p.9  
Tradition One -- "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as groups.


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View TRADITION NINE essay   ... obedience upon the rest and to punish ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Doesn't nearly every society on earth give authority to some of its members to impose obedience upon the rest and to punish or expel offenders?


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