Advaitists tell us that:
Enlightenment means realizing that, "You are not the doer."
Enlightenment means realizing that, "The Absolute is the only doer."
Enlightenment means realizing that, "You are That."
So - enlightenment leaves you back as the doer after all!
~ John Wren-Lewis ~
So, we are back again, in the world, as the doer. How does that feel? Does it feel enlightened?
Any way you look at it, you end up being the doer. It's just that depending on the level of awareness, one is either a personal doer, or an impersonal doer.
One could say, "Whatever I do is the will of Source," and absolve oneself of any responsibility. Notice however, that this absolution is aligned with the small self, making excuses for the small self to do whatever it desires to do.
Perhaps, as awareness increases, one surrenders the little doer for the bigger one. One may find oneself repeating lines from the Lord's Prayer. "Thy will be done."
Would not a true sense of the larger self ask, "What is thy will?"
The higher level of awareness actually takes more responsibility, not less. Whereas the gang-banger selling drugs on the street corner, does not think about what is good for anyone else.
So perhaps one needs to consider the level of responsibility one takes for oneself, and the world, as an indication of how enlightened one actually is.
This of course, does not preclude surrender, as in "Thy will be done."
Thus one is in the position of "Thy will be done," and here is my contribution. I give what I can give, without taking on responsibility for the results.