The severity of Rabbinical transgressions

The severity of Rabbinical transgressions:[1]

Although Rabbinical commands and decrees were not directly commanded by Hashem and the Torah, transgressing them is very severe, and has spiritual effect just like a Biblical transgression. The Alter Rebbe states in Tanya that one who transgresses even a light Rabbinical prohibition is separated from G-d for that very moment of the sin, just like by actual idolatry.

[1] Tanya Chapter 25

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