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Definition of The Four Absolutes: the four principles were believed to represent the uncompromising moral principles taught by Jesus.
Synonyms of The Four Absolutes: principles, standards, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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The Four Absolutes by the Oxford Group, used by early AAs before the Twelve Steps were written….

Absolute Honesty
Both with ourselves and with others, in word, deed, and thought.

Absolute Unselfishness
To be willing, wherever possible, to help others who need our help.

Absolute Love
You shall love the Lord with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. And. . . you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Absolute Purity
Purity of mind, of body, and of purpose. –The 12 Step Prayer Book Volume 2 by Bill P. and Lisa D. | More…

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A brief description and documentation of the facts about the Absolutes follows… | More…

There are no absolutes but one: ‘I am not absolute’ –The Spirituality of Imperfection/Ernest Kurtz, Katherine Ketcham | More…

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