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Sutra 2:30

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
AHIMSA SATYASTEYA BRAHMACARYAPARIGRAHA YAMAH.

Source: English translation from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
Yama consists of non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence, and non-greed.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
ahimsa satya asteya brahmacarya aparigrahah yamah

Source: English translation from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Non-violence, truth, abstention from stealing, continence, and absence of greed for possessions beyond one's need are the five pillars of yama.

Source: How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood)
Yama is abstention from harming others, from falsehood, from theft, from incontinence, and from greed.

Source: English translation from The Heart of Yoga (T.K.V. Desikachar)
Yama comprises:

  1. Consideration for all living things, especially those who are innocent, in difficulty, or worse off than we are.
  2. Right communication through speech, writings, gesture, and actions.
  3. Noncovetousness or the ability to resist a desire for that which does not belong to us.
  4. Moderation in all our actions.
  5. Nongreediness or the ability to accept only what is appropriate.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
ahimsa satya asteya brahmacharya aparigraha yama

Source: English translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
Non-injury or non-harming (ahimsa), truthfulness (satya), abstention from stealing (asteya), walking in awareness of the highest reality (brahmacharya), and non-possessiveness or non-grasping with the senses (aparigraha) are the five yamas, or codes of self-regulation or restraint, and are the first of the eight steps of Yoga.