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View CONTENTS   ... Traditions.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Twelve), p.13  
Subordinating personal aims to the common good is the essence of all Twelve Traditions.


2.
View FOREWORD   ... Traditions and so gave A.A. its present ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
The Tradition section of this volume portrays in some detail the experience which finally produced the Twelve Traditions and so gave A.A. its present form, substance, and unity.


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View FOREWORD   ... Traditions apply to the life of the ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
A.A.'s Twelve Traditions apply to the life of the Fellowship itself.


4.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Traditions" are seen in their so-called "short ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
On the next page, A.A.'s "12 Traditions" are seen in their so-called "short form" the form in general use today.


5.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Traditions as first printed in 1946.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
This is a condensed version of the original "long form" A.A. Traditions as first printed in 1946.


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View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Traditions ensure the unity of the Fellowship.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
The Twelve Traditions ensure the unity of the Fellowship.


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View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Twelve -- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.


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View CONTENTS   ... traditions, ever reminding us to place principles ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Twelve), p.13  
Tradition Twelve -- "Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."


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View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... traditions, ever reminding us to place principles ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
"Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."


10.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... Traditions has been tried.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
Over the years, every conceivable deviation from our Twelve Steps and Traditions has been tried.


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View INTRODUCTION   ... Traditions in 1953.  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
Alcoholics Anonymous first published Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1953.


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View FOREWORD   ... Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
This book deals with the "Twelve Steps" and the "Twelve Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous.


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View FOREWORD   ... Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
There is, too, a rising interest in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.


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View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.'s ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
The "12 Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.'s believe, the best answers that our experience has yet given to those ever-urgent questions, "How can A.A. best function?" and, "How can A.A. best stay whole and so survive?"


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View TRADITION ONE essay   ... Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which -- God willing ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
They live today in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which -- God willing -- shall sustain us in unity for so long as He may need us.


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View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... Traditions repeatedly ask us to give up ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Because A.A.'s Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask us to give up personal desires for the common good, we realize that the sacrificial spirit -- well symbolized by anonymity -- is the foundation of them all.


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View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Traditions, the group, too, can deteriorate and ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
Unless there is approximate conformity to A.A.'s Twelve Traditions, the group, too, can deteriorate and die.


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View FOREWORD   ... Traditions took form and were first published ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
It was out of this vast welter of explosive experience that A.A.'s Twelve Traditions took form and were first published in 1946 and later confirmed at A.A.'s First International Convention, held at Cleveland in 1950.


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View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... Traditions were first published, in 1946, we ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
When A.A.'s Traditions were first published, in 1946, we had become sure that an A.A. group could stand almost any amount of battering.


20.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Traditions, which are stated in full on ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
This was the substance of A.A.'s Twelve Traditions, which are stated in full on page 561 of this book.


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View TRADITION ONE essay   ... Traditions which guarantee A.A.'s unity contain not ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Our Twelve Steps to recovery are suggestions; the Twelve Traditions which guarantee A.A.'s unity contain not a single "Don't."


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View INTRODUCTION   ... Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


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