it has been said that, Lord Siddhartha Sakyamuni "Buddha"
was reforming Hinduism ,"Buddhism" is what
his faith came to be called. The little Lord Sakyamuni
"Buddha" asked his followers to never put
any kind of statue art in the Buddhist Temples...and
do you know what happened? Within three hundred years
of his passing on to Heaven?...the Buddha's followers
created statues of his image and put them in their temples.
Since that information is a little known and seldom
promoted fact...it is also one of the obvious commonalities
that Buddhism has in common with the Catholic religion
of Lord Yeshua Bar Abba of Nazareth (Jesus the Christ)
and recently with the reformed faith of Prince Moses
of Egypt. In the old days Jewish people weren't even
allowed to make sculptures...my, how things have changed.