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Your Conscience Book by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)


The Key to Unlock Limitless Wisdom and Creativity and Solve All of Life’s Challenges

by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

with Jenness Cortez Perlmutter

Publication Date:  September 7, 2021
Paperback: $14.95
ISBN 9780975375266
Perfect Bind, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
4 Color Cover, 144 pages
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YOUR CONSCIENCE is a book for our time, a book for everyone. One need not be a yoga enthusiast to benefit from its wisdom. Written by American Meditation Institute founder and director Leonard Perlmutter, this short, powerful book is a clear and logical introduction to how the mind works. It teaches that each of us already has everything we need to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. We just need to learn a few tools to access this unlimited wisdom and creativity, and this profound book teaches us how to get started.

Simple, empowering experiments on food choices, breathing exercises, preparing for sleep, focusing attention, and strengthening relationships provide a roadmap for beginners who feel the tug of desire for a more rewarding life. The key to realizing immediate benefits through this experimentation process is to rely on the Conscience in every instance, for every decision, in every relationship. Wisdom, creativity, love, joy, and good health will inevitably follow.

Where can we find the willpower to rely on the Conscience? Your Conscience explains that the solution lies in the mind. The book offers a straightforward explanation of the four functions of the mind, according to the ancient wisdom of Yoga Science: the Senses, Ego, Unconscious Mind, and the Conscience. Readers are taught how – and why – to coordinate these four functions in order to live the joyful life we all long for.

This timely book addresses a significant shortcoming in the educational system of our country. With few exceptions, we are not taught that the wisdom we need to solve all of life’s challenges is already within us, and that our Conscience is the key to unlocking our own brilliant insight. No one is excluded from the fulfillment of this promise. We need simply be guided inward by a loving teacher. Leonard Perlmutter is that teacher.

A New Handbook to Help You Access Your Conscience for a Happy, Healthy, Fulfilling Life

The Key to Unlock Limitless Wisdom and Creativity and Solve All of Life’s Challenges

Each of us knows how it feels to make the right choice. The true choice. When our outer actions reflect our inner wisdom, we feel positive, energized, creative, loving, and fulfilled. So why do we sometimes ignore that wisdom and make bad decisions? The problem lies in our mind…and the solution lies there too.

Your Conscience, a new book by AMI Founder Leonard Perlmutter, helps us understand how to train the mind to make choices that lead to the kind of life we want to live. This short, powerful handbook teaches that we already have everything we need to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. We must simply learn a few tools to access our own unlimited wisdom and creativity.

What You Will Learn

  • The Law of Karma: every action leads to a consequence
  • The mechanics behind the Law of Karma: every action begins with a thought
  • Two categories of thought: one leads to passing pleasure and pain, the other leads to perennial joy
  • How the power of your attention can bring certain thoughts to life
  • The Four Functions of the Mind: Conscience, Ego, Logic/Senses, and Unconscious Mind, and how to quell sibling rivalry to hear the quiet, brilliant voice of the Conscience
  • The Bridge of Yoga: base your outer actions on your inner wisdom through reliance on the Conscience
  • Ahimsa: the highest principle of Yoga – non-violence, non-harming, non-injury
Four Functions of The Mind_American Meditation Institute

The Four Functions of the Mind

To explain the workings of the human mind, Yoga Science presents a conceptual diagram: a wheel with four spokes that turn it, powered by the Wisdom of the Soul. The rim of the wheel represents the human body and the actions we take every day. No movement can occur in the body until there is movement in the spokes of the wheel, which represent the Four Functions of the Mind: 5 Senses and Logic, Ego, Unconscious Mind, and Your Conscience. Ideally, they work together to formulate every decision, large and small – but the Conscience must have the last word over the loud voices of the others if we are to live our lives with purpose.

Simple and Practical Experiments

Change and growth must start small in order to last. Your Conscience offers a range of experiments for beginners (and advanced practitioners!) to try:

  • Food choices
  • Focusing your attention
  • Strengthening relationships
  • Simple breathing exercises to calm the mind
  • Preparation for sleep
  • Telling the Truth and avoiding the non-Truth

The experiments provide a roadmap to rely on the Conscience in every instance, for every decision, in every relationship. Wisdom, creativity, love, joy, and good health will inevitably follow.

As you experiment with my easy-to-use instructions for coordinating the Four Functions of the Mind, including your Conscience, you’ll discover the unlimited wisdom already at the core of your being. Then, as you bring that wisdom to life, you’ll meet every challenge with confidence and creativity.   

— Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

About the Author

LEONARD PERLMUTTER (Ram Lev) is the founder and director of The American Meditation Institute in Averill Park, New York, and the originator of National Conscience Month. Leonard is the author and editor of Transformation—The Journal of Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine, and over the past decades has served on the faculties of the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association. Leonard has studied in Rishikesh, India and is a direct disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas—the man who, in laboratory conditions at the Menninger Institute, demonstrated that blood pressure, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system can be voluntarily controlled. These research demonstrations have been one of the major cornerstones of the modern mind/body movement.

Mr. Perlmutter has presented informative Yoga Science and meditation workshops at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente, The New York Times Forum on Yoga, the Commonwealth Club of California, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the Washington University Medical School, the University of Colorado Medical School, the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Association of Graduates, the Albany Medical College, and Berkshire Medical Center. Since 2009, Leonard’s Heart and Science of Yoga® course curriculum has been certified by the Albany Medical College, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association for continuing medical education credit.

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CLARION RATING: 5 out of 5

“With its direct language and practical exercises, Your Conscience is a standout spirituality text.”

Book Reviewer, Foreword Reviews

“This short book is long on wisdom.  Highly recommended.”

Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, and author of “UnDo It

“Your Conscience” is a gift for humanity.
It is full of the practical wisdom we all need in order to accomplish what our Creator put us here to accomplish.

Mind/Body Medicine Pioneer
and author of “Love, Medicine & Miracles” and “The Art of Healing”

An accessible little pocket guide to accessing the clarity and wisdom of our own hearts
when navigating the 10,000 joys and sorrows of this life!

Author of “Radical Acceptance” and “Radical Compassion”

This book is the most relevant piece of writing I’ve found to deal with the current crisis we are facing, a crisis of magnitude unknown in human history. Ram Lev has offered us a simple do-it-yourself toolkit for elevating our consciousness and providing answers.
If you’re wondering where humanity is heading, this book is for you.
If you want to know yourself, this book is for you.
If you’re looking for eternal bliss, this book is definitely for you!

Documentary film maker/storyteller/producer and host of “Shifting Tides”

Leonard Perlmutter has hit the sweet spot in “Your Conscience.”
At the intersection of science and spirituality, this book is a pragmatic roadmap for translating and applying ancient wisdom in the many challenges of modern life. Leonard reminds us of our true power and indestructible core. “Your Conscience” provides the key to unlocking the wisdom of the universe embodied in each of us. This is a book that could not have come at a better time!

Director Population Health & Community Care, Berkshire Health Systems
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

This book is a practical guide to opening your own inner treasure of endless, boundless wisdom, clarity, and compassion.

Author of “Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing”
and the “Textbook of Ayurveda” series