Your ear listens to your heart and feels shame. Your heart is full of shame for how you’ve lived your life and when your ear hears all the things you’ve done, your ear feels shame too.
You must cleanse your spirit of this shame. You decide to complete Haj (はじ). (Haj is the fifth pillar of Islam, and is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Hijja). Upon arrival in Mecca, you think of a funny joke and bust out laughing. “HAHAHAHAHAHA!! (は) HAHAHAHAHA!!!” Oh man, you’re in a temple and that was completely inappropriate. You feel even more shame than before.