[Note: the * indicate the bells.]

To hear this as led by Rev. Ryusho Jeffus of the Nichiren Shu please go here. The version below is a little different but essentially the same from the text in the Dharma book that he is chanting.

Myoho Renge Kyo

Skill-ful Means

Chap-ter Two

There-up-on the World Hon-ored One e-merged qui-et-ly from his sa-ma-dhi, and said to Sha-ri-pu-tra:

*The wis-dom of the pre-sent Bud-dhas is pro-found and im-mea-sur-a-ble. *The gate to it is dif-fi-cult to un-der-stand and dif-fi-cult to en-ter. *Their wis-dom can-not be un-der-stood by a-ny shra-va-ka or pra-tye-ka-bud-dha be-cause the pre-sent Bud-dhas at-tend-ed on ma-ny hun-dreds of thou-sands of bil-lions of past Bud-dhas, and prac-ticed the in-nu-mer-a-ble teach-ings of those Bud-dhas brave-ly and stren-u-ous-ly to their far flung fame un-til they at-tained the pro-found Dhar-ma which you have ne-ver heard be-fore, and be-came Bud-dhas, and al-so be-cause since they be-came Bud-dhas they have been ex-pound-ing the Dhar-ma ac-cord-ing to the ca-pa-ci-ties of all li-ving be-ings in such var-i-ous ways that the true pur-pose of their var-i-ous teach-ings is dif-fi-cult to un-der-stand.

Sha-ri-pu-tra! Since I be-came a Bud-dha, I al-so have been ex-pound-ing var-i-ous teach-ings with var-i-ous stor-ies of pre-vi-ous lives, with var-i-ous par-a-bles, and with var-i-ous sim-i-les. I have been lead-ing all liv-ing be-ings with in-nu-mer-a-ble skill-ful means in or-der to save them from var-i-ous at-tach-ments, be-cause I have the pow-er to em-ploy skill-ful means and the pow-er to per-form the par-a-mi-ta of in-sight.

Sha-ri-pu-tra! The in-sight of the Ta-tha-ga-ta is wide and deep. The Ta-tha-ga-tas have all the states of mind to-wards in-nu-mer-a-ble liv-ing be-ings, un-hin-dered el-o-quence, pow-ers, fear-less-ness, dhya-na con-cen-tra-tions, e-man-ci-pa-tions, and sa-ma-dhis. They en-tered deep in-to bound-less-ness, and at-tained the Dhar-ma which you have nev-er heard be-fore.

Sha-ri-putra! The Ta-tha-ga-tas di-vide the Dhar-ma in-to var-i-ous teach-ings and ex-pound those teach-ings to all liv-ing be-ings so skill-ful-ly and with such gen-tle voi-ces that liv-ing be-ings are de-light-ed. Sha-ri-pu-tra! In short, the Bud-dhas at-tained the in-nu-mer-a-ble teach-ings which you have ne-ver heard be-fore. No more, Sha-ri-pu-tra, will I say be-cause the Dhar-ma at-tained by the Bud-dhas is the high-est Truth, rare to hear and dif-fi-cult to un-der-stand. On-ly the Bud-dhas at-tained the high-est Truth,

that is, the re-al-i-ty of all things in re-gard to their ap-pear-an-ces as such, their na-tures as such, their ent-i-ties as such, their pow-ers as such, their ac-tiv-i-ties as such, their caus-es as such, their con-di-tions as such, their ef-fects as such, their re-com-penses as such, *and their e-qual-i-ty as such de-spite these dif-fer-en-ces.

that is, the re-al-i-ty of all things in re-gard to their ap-pear-an-ces as such, their na-tures as such, their ent-i-ties as such, their pow-ers as such, their ac-tiv-i-ties as such, their caus-es as such, their con-di-tions as such, their ef-fects as such, their re-com-penses as such, *and their e-qual-i-ty as such de-spite these dif-fer-en-ces.

*that is, the re-al-i-ty of all things in re-gard to their ap-pear-an-ces as such, their na-tures as such, their ent-i-ties as such, their pow-ers as such, their ac-tiv-i-ties as such, their caus-es as such, their con-di-tions as such, their ef-fects as such, their re-com-penses as such, *and their e-qual-i-ty as such de-spite these dif-fer-en-ces.