In Buddhism there is no true self-ego. Commonly in the Western view we, ourselves, are an individual. We are individual mind and body. In Buddhism this is not so. All actions that we do affect not only the individual, but all others. All other includes from other human beings to the smallest bug crawling between our dead skin cells. Another idea seen in the Western view is the dualistic thought. Have you never looked at another person and compared him/her to yourself? This train of thought is not used in Buddhism since we use an egoless view. Why would you have to compare yourself to another person when you have no ego? The concept of lack of ego is one of the harder concepts in Buddhism. But in all reality, we are living creatures in a world of many other creatures. In that sense, does an ego matter at all?