Religious experience is your own experience
( I read it in a whatsapp posting. I have borrowed the idea and summarised it.My thanks to the original author)
One young man was getting trained under a great sage ,
But he did not like his teacher and his method of teaching,
And one day he decided to go to some other hermitage to get trained,
And that day a young sage visited them and taught them for two hours.
The young man as well as many other people listened to him carefully,
And were attracted by the way that young sage spoke and at that time,
The young sage with great pride asked the great sage , “how was my speech?”
And the old sage replied, “You had not spoken anything so far,.”
The young sage as well as the young men of the hermitage were really shocked,
And the great sage told the young sage , “you did speak of Vedas and Sastras,
But I did not hear a single word from you regarding your own experience ,
And so I heard the Vedas and Sasthras but not you” and all young men decided to learn under the great sage.