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Damien Keown

In marked contrast to the view of Islam about the fate of warriors who die in a holy war, the Buddha expresses the view in the Sutta Nipāta that soldiers who die in battle go not to a special paradise but to a special hell, since at the moment of death their minds were bent on killing.

Damien Keown, Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, 2013, p. 122