The Simplest of Truths is a blend of essays and stories that focus on spirituality and relationships. It does not fit neatly into any mainstream ideology but instead centers on principles of fair-mindedness and respect as a foundation to traditional morality. While the framework of the book is on the religious side, its tone is less evangelical and more social and philosophic. Its purpose is to help reveal inner peace and kindle a sense of harmony. To press upon everyone the need to create an environment where the spiritual and the physical are in balance and that the individual and the community have a shared commitment and responsibility to the other’s wellbeing.
Condensed down to the very basics, the book explores the greater awareness of self and enlightenment by embracing three truths: peace, equality, and the sanctity of life. This process starts with identifying the peace hidden at the core of one’s being. The second two, equality and the sanctity of life, are presented as mandates on how people should strive to treat each other. According to the text, these truths should become the foundation of how people live. It also leans heavily on embracing the values of respect, honesty, integrity, and wisdom. These principles are described as the living soil that rests upon the bedrock of the three, simplest of truths.