Despite having many parallels with Buddhist teachings, the endorsement and glorification of violence of the Matrix movies contradict “ahimsa”, the Buddhist doctrine about not committing violence to all living beings (Alldritt 65). During the rescue of Morpheus in the first movie, Neo and Trinity slaughter many security guards who are unaware of the fact that they are working for the agents, the villains of the movie. Security guards are also killed by Trinity during her assault on the power plant in the Matrix Reloaded. Innocent humans must die as victims in order for the heroes to defeat the villains and free more people, but in Buddhism, human sacrificial victims are not required for people to be enlightened.