Anyone who follows the teachings of Vedas is considered Arya. In Hinduism, Lord Shiva explains 'death' to be journey of the immortal soul in pursuit of 'Moksha' and therefore a fact of life. Use of statues and pictures Common.
Buddhists reject the notion of a timeless reality. Various sources from the Pali Cannon and others suggest that the Buddha taught that belief in a Creator deity was not essential to attaining liberation from suffering, and perhaps chose to ignore theological questions because they were "fascinating to discuss," and frequently brought about more conflict and anger than peace.
He taught methods for gradually overcoming our negative minds such as anger, Jealousy and ignorance, and 4 developing our positive minds such as love, compassion and wisdom. Some people still argue that Buddhism was an offshoot of Hinduism and the Buddha was a part of the Hindu Pantheon, a view which is not acceptable to many Buddhist.
Some Hindu sects claim Buddha was an avatar of Vishnu. He writes that man does not wish to hear or understand teachings against this belief, and that the Buddha described his teachings as "against the current" for this reason.
Buddhists believe that you must be free to seek work that can best help to reduce suffering in the world. These ideas are written down in many religious texts, myths, and stories, including the Vedas, the Ramayana, and the Mahabharata.