What is unstable? Self or Stance Interesting. You said: "Because the confused stances fail to match reality, they are all unstable." But I would say "self" is unstable or that the person's mind uses many stances which apparently you call "the nebulosity of selfness". I think we mean the same thing. But then I apply it here and don't label the stance itself as unstable. Why would that matter? Because I am not sure your "Complete Stance", your 4th Stance, is stable either: Meaning that a person may hold that stance and then slip into one of your "confused" stances because they themselves are unstable, not because of anything inside the "complete stance" position. So, on a curious note, do you know of any followers of Buddhism (or we must say Aro teachings here) who are committed for a long while and then leave and go to pursue another "stance"?