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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 CONTENTS   ... primary aims.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Ten), p.12  
Survival and spread of A.A. are our primary aims.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... primary cause of his drinking and his ...  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
By now the newcomer has probably arrived at the following conclusions: that his character defects, representing instincts gone astray, have been the primary cause of his drinking and his failure at life; that unless he is now willing to work hard at the elimination of the worst of these defects, both sobriety and peace of mind will still elude him; that all the faulty foundation of his life will have to be torn out and built anew on bedrock.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... primary fact that we fail to recognize ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
The primary fact that we fail to recognize is our total inability to form a true partnership with another human being.


4.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... primary instincts are satisfied, there won't be ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
The theory seems to be that once everybody's primary instincts are satisfied, there won't be much left to quarrel about.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... primary instincts for sex, security, and society.  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Using his best judgment of what has been right and what has been wrong, he might make a rough survey of his conduct with respect to his primary instincts for sex, security, and society.


6.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... primary purpose.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Six -- An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.


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View CONTENTS   ... primary purpose."  12&12 Contents (Tradition Six), p.11  
Tradition Six -- "An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose."


8.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... primary purpose."  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
"An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose."


9.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... primary purpose.  12&12 Tradition Seven, pp.164-165  
The pressure of that fat treasury would surely tempt the board to invent all kinds of schemes to do good with such funds, and so divert A.A. from its primary purpose.


10.
View PREAMBLE   ... primary purpose is to stay sober and ...  Grapevine Preamble  
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.


11.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... primary purpose -- that of carrying its message ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
5. Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


12.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... primary purpose -- that of carrying its message ...  12&12 Tradition Five (Long), p.190  
Five -- Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


13.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... primary purpose -- to carry its message to ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Five -- Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


14.
View CONTENTS   ... primary purpose -- to carry its message to ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Five), p.10  
Tradition Five -- "Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers."


15.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... primary purpose -- to carry its message to ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
"Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers."


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View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... primary spiritual aim.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
6. Problems of money, property, and authority may easily divert us from our primary spiritual aim.


17.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... primary spiritual aim.  12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
Six -- Problems of money, property, and authority may easily divert us from our primary spiritual aim.


18.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Primary world service leadership, once exercised by ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
IX. Good service leadership at all levels is indispensable for our future functioning and safety. Primary world service leadership, once exercised by the founders, must necessarily be assumed by the trustees.


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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