The rules says that in stateless session bean ejbCreate() method ,by using SessionContext ,the EJBObject can be accessed. But the stateless session beans are created by container and the beans are present in pool independent of client. So when container creates a stateless session bean it should call ejbCreatre() of that bean. At that time the EJBOject() is not created because no client invoked the bean. Then why/how the EJBOject can be accessed? Will it return null?