There’s often a debate in spiritual circles on the existence of the Self.
Some gurus say the self does not exist. Others say the independent self does exist. Some say that the ego does not exist but that there is a self beyond the ego. Others say that we are all part of one universal consciousness. Sometimes it’s good to refer to some of the ancient texts to develop a greater understanding.
Here is a great read on the subject:
Ultimately it is far superior to resolve this question through your own direct experience. A great way is through focused self-inquiry in a retreat setting. Check out the next retreat at: Coming Home Retreat.