In oh-so-ascetic Buddhism, the oh-so-humble and ascetic monks (often living in impoverished countries) insist on statues of their founding father (these idols have become a source of income for them, from which they fund their monasteries, much like Shia and Sufi shrines are a source of income for ‘pirs’ and ‘ayatollahs’).
Buddhist monks love their idolatrous wasteful Buddha idols so much that they even went as far as to erect golden statues of themselves venerating golden Buddha ‘images’ (idols):
This is the madness of polytheism sold to the gullible and ignoramuses as ‘spirituality’ and ‘enlightenment’. This is why #IslamIsSuperior.
Note: Like other idolaters who literally prostrate themselves to idols, Buddhists claim that they merely ‘respect’ the Buddha by venerating (!) his image. Buddhists argue that Buddhism is man-centred, not god-centred (an atheist religion as some call it!) and since they do not call Buddha a god, they can’t possibly engage in idol worship, even if what they do looks like textbook idol worship. The same argument is used by Catholics/Orthodox Christians, Hindus, and other mushriks.
Grave veneration and personality cult has ruined the religion of the Jews and Christian and has led to the greatest diabolic evil which is polytheism (shirk):