In japan there is a lot of people in the social class like emperor, shogun, daimyo samurai, peasants and more. I am a samurai and I will tell you that I am 10% of japan and I have a lot of power because as I walk by the peasants they have two options bow or get their head cut off! its pretty harsh but it's a law and if they don't that is the punishment but I do protect them. To me zen is really important so I practice my zen so I have honor in battle and have peace. My job is to protect the peasants and the daimyo if I don't do this I will be dishonored and banished.