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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 ONE essay   ... welfare came first.  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
How well they saw that their common welfare came first.


2.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... welfare comes first.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
Hence our common welfare comes first.


3.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... welfare comes first.  12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189  
Hence our common welfare comes first.


4.
View CONTENTS   ... welfare comes first. How best to live ...  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.


5.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... welfare first? What in Heaven's name holds ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
"How," they ask, "can such a crowd of anarchists function at all? How can they possibly place their common welfare first? What in Heaven's name holds them together?"


6.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... welfare follows close afterward.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
But individual welfare follows close afterward.


7.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... welfare follows close afterward.  12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189  
But individual welfare follows close afterward.


8.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... welfare, I thought only of recapturing the ...  BB Bill's Story, p.9  
Unmindful of his welfare, I thought only of recapturing the spirit of other days.


9.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... welfare is paramount.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
On such issues our common welfare is paramount.


10.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... welfare is paramount.  12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
On such issues our common welfare is paramount.


11.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... welfare of neighboring groups also, those groups ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
But when its plans concern the welfare of neighboring groups also, those groups ought to be consulted.


12.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... welfare of neighboring groups also, those groups ...  12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
But when its plans concern the welfare of neighboring groups also, those groups ought to be consulted.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... welfare of other people ahead of his ...  BB Working With Others, p.94  
Suggest how important it is that he place the welfare of other people ahead of his own.


14.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... welfare of others, the things which matter ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Being wrecked in the same vessel, being restored and united under one God, with hearts and minds attuned to the welfare of others, the things which matter so much to some people no longer signify much to them.


15.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... welfare should come first; personal recovery depends ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
One -- Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.


16.
View CONTENTS   ... welfare should come first; personal recovery depends ...  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.


17.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... welfare should come first; personal recovery depends ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
"Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity."


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