Vaishnava Samhita. Krishnadasa Charitam. Vol III Book VI Chp 18 Shlokas 3 - 5

किं वा बहिर्मुखाचारैःस्नानहोमजपादिभिः |
हरिभक्तिर्न हि यदि सर्वात्मसमदर्शिनी ||
प्रह्लादस्य गजेन्द्रस्य गुहास्यापि च मारुतेः |
अन्येषां हरिभक्तानां संस्कारःकेन कल्पितः ||
वदन्ति तान्त्रिका मुद्रां धर्तव्यां वैष्णवेन तु |
रसिकैः प्रेमकैर्भक्तैर्ह्र्दये भगवान् धृतः ||  

What use do such exogenous practices like bathing in holy waters, chanting mantras and performing homas have if they fail to promote devotion to Lord Hari? Who did initiate the great Hari bhaktas like Prahlada, Gajendra, Guha, Hanuman and others to the ritualistic samskaras? The people, who specialize in the art of tantra insist on the vaishnavas wearing symbols. But the prema bhaktas who are true rasikas always bear Shri Bhagavan in their hearts.