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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 TRADITION NINE essay   ... tempt other societies.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
A.A. has to function, but at the same time it must avoid those dangers of great wealth, prestige, and entrenched power which necessarily tempt other societies.


2.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... tempt the board to invent all kinds ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
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.


3.
View STEP NINE essay   ... tempt us to argue, or to press ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
This will tempt us to argue, or to press our point insistently.


4.
View STEP NINE essay   ... tempt us to discouragement and pessimism.  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
Or maybe it will tempt us to discouragement and pessimism.


5.
View STEP TEN essay   ... tempt us to make mistakes.  12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
The quick inventory is aimed at our daily ups and downs, especially those where people or new events throw us off balance and tempt us to make mistakes.


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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