Sevenfold Wheel of Thought

Posted on do 03 september 2020 in tools

This is a tool I came across not too long ago. It can be used in discursive meditation.

The tool takes seven questions and combines them with seven concepts. So, if you have no clue on how to approach a subject, concept, text, image or other object to meditate on, the Sevenfold Wheel of Thought gives you 49 questions to start your meditation off with.

The seven questions are:

  • Whether?
  • What?
  • How?
  • Who (or whose)?
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Why

The seven concepts are:

  • Being
  • Becoming
  • Source
  • Substance
  • Power
  • Purpose
  • Value


  • Whether it is?
  • What is it?
  • How is it?
  • Who is it?
  • Where is it?
  • When is it?
  • Why is it?


  • Whether it becomes?
  • What does it become?
  • How does it become?
  • Who does it become?
  • Where does it become?
  • When does it become?
  • Why does it become?


  • Whether it has a source?
  • What is its source?
  • How is it sourced?
  • Who generates it? / Who sources it?
  • Where does it come from? / Where is its source?
  • When does it arrive? / When is it generated?
  • Why did it evolve?


  • Whether it has substance?
  • What is it made of?
  • How is it made?
  • Who makes it? / Whose substance is it?
  • Where is it made?
  • When is it made?
  • Why is it made?


  • Whether it has power?
  • What is its power?
  • How has it power?
  • Whose power is it?
  • Where is it powered?
  • When is it powered?
  • Why does it have power?


  • Whether it has purpose?
  • What is its purpose?
  • How is it used?
  • Who uses it?
  • Where use it?
  • When use it?
  • Why use it?


  • Whether it has value?
  • What is its value?
  • How is it valued?
  • Who values it? / Whose value is it?
  • Where is its value?
  • When is it valued?
  • Why value it?