The Three Pure Ones also translated as
the Three Pure Pellucid Ones, the Three Pristine Ones, the Three Clarities, or the Three Purities, are the three highest Taoist deities.
*The '''' , also known as "The Universally Honoured One of Origin", or "The Universal Lord of the Primordial Beginning" .
*The ''Supreme Pure One'' , also known as "The Universally Honoured One of Divinities and Treasures", or "The Universal Lord of the Numinous Treasure" .
*The ''Grand Pure One'' , also known as "The Universally Honoured One of Tao and Virtues" or "The Universal Lord of the Way and its Virtue" or the "Grand Supreme Elder Lord" .
The Three Pure Ones represent the three divine natures of all living beings. They symbolize a kind of Taoist trinity: Tao begets One; one begets two; two begets three; three begets all things
In some Taoist belief systems, Hong-jun lao-zu is the common teacher of The Three Pure Ones.
According to , ''The Universally Honoured One of Tao and Virtues'' had manifested many various incarnations to teach living beings, and Laozi is one of his incarnations.