Koge (香偈)

Koge is a gemon taken from the Jodo Hojisan (Hymns of the Pure Land Ritual).

Gemon

願我身浄如香爐 (Ganga shinjo nyokoro)
願我心如智慧火 (Ganga shinnyo chieka)
念念焚焼戒定香 (Nennen bonjo kaijoko)
供養十方三世佛 (Kuyo jippo sanzebu)
Readings are in parentheses.

Translation

Hopefully with my body pure like a koro (incense burner),
Hopefully with my heart like a flame of wisdom,
I burn the incense of warning with every invocation
To hold a memorial service to the saints of Jippo sanze.