Christ mind. Carnal mind is subject to Christ mind which, as it symbolically grows (Jesus growing into a Christ) causes Carnal (human) mind to die daily. (l Cor. 16:31)
Carnal mind's being subjected to Christ mind making it a vessel sanctified and meet for the master within's use is precisely what the anything but new, New Testament is all about.
Philippians 2:5-6 says to let our human (carnal) quality mind become that quality called Christ in the Occident.
The New Testament is an allegory for that taking place. Unless we are brain dead or a member of a religion, therefore limited to a narrow doctrine, this "dying daily" is happening in us as we speak.
The Old Testament is allegory for animal instinct dying daily, being replaced by mind of human caliber.
The New Testament allegorically depicts human (carnal) mind "dying daily" being replaced by Christ mind.
The infant Christ mind's being born, emerging from the darkness of the ignorance of its gestation period, is a symbolic way of depicting human mind having evolved into its very beginning stage of what is called CONSCIOUSNESS.
No religion, East or West, can improve the mind. Yes, this includes your Christian religion.
Eastern religion isn't Serpent mind. The Serpent in Genesis symbolises mind.
BTW, I am not a member of an Eastern religion. I a member of any religion.
Serpents and Dragons were used by the men who wrote the scriptures as symbols for Mind, Wisdom, Intellect. See Matthew 10;16.