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Text Box: S.N.Sastri was born in Kerala, India, on 27th June 1922. After taking an M.A. Degree in Mathematics, he joined the Internal Revenue Service of the Government of India as an Income-Tax Officer in 1944. He rose to the position of Member of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the apex body entrusted with the administration of the Direct Tax laws in India. He retired from service in June 1980. After retirement he studied advaita vedAnta under two eminent traditional scholars in Chennai, India.








S.N. Sastri has authored the following books:

Commentary in English on nArAyaNiyam, a famous literary-cum-devotional work in Sanskrit by the devotee-poet MelpathUr nArAyaNa BhaTTatiri who lived in Kerala in the 16th century A.D. (Published by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Mumbai, 1972; second edition published in January 2005. It contains the verses in Devanagari script, word-by-word meaning, and detailed explanatory notes bringing out the vedAntic import of the verses.) Buy at Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Commentary in English on shatashlokI of Shri ShankarAchArya. (Published by the author.)

Commentary in English on HastAmalakIyam of HastAmalaka, one of the four disciples of Shri Shankara. (Published by the author.)

English translation of SiddhAntabindu of MadhusUdana Sarasvati. (Published by Adi Sankara Advaita Research Centre, Chennai.)

Edited the English translation of a monumental commentary in MalayAlam on nArAyaNIyam. (Published by The Bhaktaranjini Trust, Bangalore, 1994.)


HOMEPAGE CONTENT (Recent Articles by Sri S N Sastri)


The following writings on various topics on Advaita  may be downloaded for viewing and printing and they are all in pdf file format.

Artha-Adhyasa and Jnana-Adhyasa

Mind in Advaita



Manisha Panchakam





bhAmati and VivaraNam Differences