Once in Japan, a man came to the master swordsman, Yamaoka Tesshu. Tesshu was a Zen practicioner as well as being a calligrapher and master swordsman and well reknowned for his practice in all areas.
The man approached Yamaoka Tesshu and the conversation was as follows.
"May I ask you a question?"
"I wish to learn of Zen."
"So that I may have a stress and carefree existence."
"That is what you want?"
"I cannot help you. I am Samurai, so I know there is a way of Zen in the path of the Samurai. I have a friend who is a merchant, and I know there is a way of Zen in the path of the merchant. But what you seek is the path of the fool, and I know nothing about that."