Siddhartha's mother was on route to the castle in preparation for his birth. But they had to stop, as his mother went intolabour. But she described the experience as painless and when Siddhartha was born, he could talk and walk. When he walked, lotus flowers appeared from his feet and he said "no more birth for me"
When Siddhartha was born, it was foretold that he would be a great spiritual leader. But, Siddhartha's father wanted his son to become a king, so he made sure to shelter him from all suffering .
Siddhartha lived a lavish lifestyle inside the palace walls, he had everything his heart desired. He never left the castle and never knew what suffering was.