query Probably this is one of the things you're heading toward [in the stance recommended that is akin to Vajrayana]-- but, reading this, what came to mind for me was the forsaking of BOTH belief system and stance implied in the third 'terrible oath' of Dorje Trollo: '... There is no purpose.' To me, this suggests an immediate response that may very well surprise even the responder. 'Stance' seems more fluid and workable than 'belief system,' but it shares a certain anxious self-consciousness, that puts self-definition at the heart of experience -- where, it seems to me, to get in the way of what is really interesting. It seems a version of Descartes' "I think, therefore I am."