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There's no overcoming kamma in that sense; once, the Buddha met some wanderers who were doing tapas for the sake of burning off their previous kamma, but the Buddha thought that was ridiculous. Instead, he praised abandoning unskillful mental qualities and the attainment of skillful mental qualities in the here-&-now.
Thanks Bluelotus. To me, an open minded attitude means at least be open to the possibility of what the suttas say and not immediately brush aside the idea. I haven't attained "Direct Knowledge" so there's no way for me to say with 100% certainty about anything. Until that day, the "provisional" faith (not "blind" faith) I put in the teaching serves me as guide posts to further my practice..