Stateless beans in Java do not keep their state between two calls from the client. So in a nutshell we might consider them as objects with business methods. Each method takes parameters and return results. When the method is invoked some local variables are being created in execution stack. When the method returns the locals are removed from the stack and if some temporary objects were allocated they are garbage collected anyway.
From my perspective that doesn�t differ from calling method of the same single instance by separate threads. So why cannot a container use one instance of a bean instead of pooling a number of them?