a human being who has realised that there is a happier state than this world of conditioned phenomena
a human being who has woken up and can see the true way the world works
an absolute guide of both gods and humans, and that of course includes all the other realms that make up samsara
an ordinary human being alive in this world who realises that the reservoir is there, draws on it at will, and encourages others to do the same
a recognition of this innermost life that throbs in everything -- in the grass, in the water, in the clouds, in human beings
a stone in the lake of human consciousness
It means 'one who is awake' in the sense of having 'woken up to reality'.